Helen M. Cunard

Helen Marie “Granny” Cunard, age 88 years, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Helen was born March 9, 1923 in Modale, Iowa to Jesse and Cora (McAlexander) Morrow. She graduated from Modale in 1940. She married Kenneth Cunard June 5, 1940. They were married for 69 years. She was a stay-at-home wife and mother to their nine kids. She loved picnics, garage sales, beautiful flowers and being surrounded by family and friends. She leaves behind a great legacy of faith and love. “Kindness and Caring” were her specialty. To know her was to love her. She was a longtime member of the Nazarene Church. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; son Kenny and wife Maryann Cunard; infant daughter Carole Joan; grandsons: Clint Cunard, Jarrett Story, Jamar Cunard-Caldwell, great-grandson Marlin Memini; brothers, Kyle and Edward Morrow; sister, Marjorie Field. Survivors include her children Keith Cunard and wife Shirley of Missouri Valley, April Reedy and husband Chad of Union, Missouri, Dennis Cunard and wife Vicki of Missouri Valley, Terry Cunard and wife Lenora of Missouri Valley, Fonda Story and husband Jerry of Missouri Valley, Shelly Cunard of Omaha, Nebraska, Von Cunard and Terri Jo Manley of Missouri Valley, twenty-five grandchildren and forty-nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday at Hennessey- Aman Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service, Thursday, 11:00 a.m., Christian Church. Interment, Rose Hill Memorial Garden.


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