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Helen M. Riches

October 27, 1922 — January 4, 2011

Helen M. Riches, 88, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. Military Graveside Services will be held Friday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. in Wyoming Cemetery, Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #273. Visitation for Helen will be held from 4:00 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue. Helen was born October 27, 1922 at the home farm in Jones County Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Fuhrmeister) Alden. She married Frank Riches on March 11, 1947 in Wyoming, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1983 She graduated from Wyoming High School and Chillicothe Business College. In May of 1943 she enlisted in the United States Navel Reserve, she was a part of the WAVES (Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Service). She was honorably discharged in February of 1946. After her discharge from the Navy she kept books for her fathers business in Wyoming unit her marriage. She and Frank farmed in the Wyoming area until they retired and moved to Bellevue in March of 1974. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and The American Legion Post #273 both in Bellevue. After Franks passing she became involved in volunteer work. Those left to honor her memory include her son, Robert, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; daughter, Anna Marie (John) Gallagher, of Amery, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Matthew Gallagher, Jessica Morrison and Jennifer Baker; and a sister Mary Jane Kyarsgaard, of Wyoming. She was preceded in death by parents and husband. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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