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Helen Carter

Helen Irene Carter, 89, of Mason City, formerly of Greenview, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2004) at 1:25 p.m. at St. Johnís Hospital, Springfield.

Her body was cremated.

A memorial service was Monday morning at Greenview Christian Church, with the Rev. Mike Farar officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Mrs. Carter was a caregiver most of her life. She baby-sat many children and later retired from Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg.

She was born May 27, 1914, at Petersburg to Thomas and Celia Gonterman Hartley. She marred Percy Carter in 1932 in Menard County. He died Dec. 30, 1990.

Survivors are three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Hartley of Springfield and Carroll Hartley of Texas; and two sisters, Mildred Kasten of Petersburg and Mary Louise Becker of Mason City.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter; Mary Ann Easley; three sisters; and two brothers.

She was a member of the Greenview Christian Church and the Stitch and Chatter Club in Greenview.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seven County Kidney Fund.

Sandra Henefeld

Sandra Ann Henefeld, 65, of Mason City died Saturday (Jan. 31, 2004) at 5:25 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with the Rev. Bill Boyce officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Ms. Henefeld worked as a cook at several restaurants and at the Lincoln State School.

She was born March 22, 1937, in Mason City to George and Avis Suman Henefeld.

Survivors are two sons, Joseph (and Karen) Henefeld of Springfield and Brian (Valarie) Henefield of Gays; two grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Henefeld of Mason City; and three sisters, Ruth Johnson of Pekin, Margaret Curry of Mason City and Mary Frazer of Mason City.

She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Mason City.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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