Helena Davis

Helena D. Davis

1914 - 2006

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Obituary of Helena D. Davis

Helena D. Davis, age 91 of rural Iowa City died Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Timothy Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Atrium Village in Hills, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent for her family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Helena DeEtta Yordi was born October 16, 1914, in Raymond, SD the daughter of Fred John and Bertha Dorothea (Nommensen) Yordi. She attended and graduated from schools in Raymond where she played on the girls’ basketball team. On February 25, 1937, she married Robert J. Davis in Iowa City. The couple farmed south west of Iowa City for many years. Helena also worked in food service for a catering company for a number of years. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, and a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau Women, and Union Township Women’s Club. Helena enjoyed life, you could see the joy in her face when she delivered one of many wedding cakes that she just had made for that very important day, or share one of the many quilts or afghans that she had done. She was an avid Hawkeye Fan; but by far, her greatest joy in life was being mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, nothing topped this! Her family includes daughters, Helen D. Clausen and her husband, Ted of Grinnell, IA, and Roberta J. Luers of Iowa City; son, Robert J.W. Davis and his wife, Sharon of Iowa City; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, sister, Evelyn Sojka of Washington, IA; brother-in-law, Bill Davis and his wife, Margaret of Parnell; sisters-in-law, Pearl Yordi of North Liberty and Polly Yordi of Litchfield, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a granddaughter, and two brothers. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Helena’s family and her services.