Sad to report the death of Helen Porter Simpson, genealogist to the William and Rachel McCleary Families.
Helen 95, of Crest View Acres in West Des Moines Iowa, died Thursday, July 15, 2004. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July17 at Grace United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Agency Cemetery in Agency Iowa.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Alberta long of Johnstown, PA: son, Ralph Simpson of St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hertha (Randall) Porter; stepmother, Clara Ellen, who raised her; daughter, Gloria Rubenking; and her nine brothers and sisters.
Published in the Des Moines Register July 17, 2004