Obituary of Helen Lee Lodge
Helen Lee Lodge 63, of Nevada, Missouri, she passed away April 14, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas.
Helen was born Nov. 25, 1955, in Corning, Iowa, the daughter of Duane E and M Virginia Smith Lodge. She graduated from Valley High School, West Des Moines and Central College, Pella. She was a teacher at Valley, then became a residence hall director at NIACC in Mason City. Between 1983 and 1991 she was Hall Director and Assistant Director of Housing at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. From 1991 until her death she was Director of Student Housing, and Assistant Dean of Student Life at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.
Helen was a genealogist, and taught classes in genealogy, English royal history, and castles and cathedrals at Cottey Vacation College. She traveled with Cottey students to London, Paris, and Madrid several times. She, her sister and mother traveled on genealogy trips yearly from 1986 to ancestral places in the U.S., England and France. Her nieces were treated to a family vacation to England in 2015, and many Memorial Day cemetery trips.
Helen will be deeply missed by her sister, Marilyn, and brother, Kevin (Lana) Lodge, all of Cedar Rapids, and her beloved nieces, Hannah Mead (Brent) of Overland Park, KS, and Sarah Lodge of Decorah. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and brothers Steven in 1961, and Loren in 2019.
A Memorial service will be held on the Cottey campus. Graveside services will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty are pending. Memorials may be made to Cottey College, 1000 W Austin Blvd, Nevada Mo 64772.