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Mary Helen Richardson Wehrheim

Mary Helen Richardson Wehrheim, 86, longtime Webster City and Solon resident died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at her home in Solon. Visitation was held at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Webster City with Fr. Scott Boone presiding. Visitation was held Monday at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City. Burial followed in Calvery Cemetery. Brosh Chapel in Solon handled local arrangements.
Helen Wehrheim was born April 27, 1923, in Homer, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Cora Yates Richardson. She graduated from Webster City Lincoln High School in 1942. She married Eugene V. Wehrheim on April 12, 1944, in Webster City. They lived and raised their family in Webster City where in addition to helping her husband with his business, she managed the swimming pool office in the summer, was active in the Catholic Church and was a Cub Scout leader. In 1971, they moved to Solon, where she owned and operated an antique business before taking the position of bookkeeper at the Solon Care Center.
She is survived by a son, Eugene V. Wehrheim, Jr. and wife Nancy; son-in-law Robert Hawkins; four grandchildren, Vince and Rachel Wehrheim, Dustin Hawkins, Cody Hawkins and wife Lisa; and two great grandchildren, Ashley and Austin Hawkins; a brother Morris Richardson; a sister Pauline Richardson and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1996; her daughter Vicki Carol Hawkins; sisters Francis Richardson and Dorothy Bohlen; and brothers, Sterling (Tod), Norman (Sib) and Burt Richardson.
She was a loving and devoted mother who put her family first. She was happiest when she could help someone.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be used for further development of the E.V. Wehrheim Neighborhood Park in Webster City.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.