In loving memory of

Helen T. Henderson
January 24, 1922 - July 25, 2020

Helen T. Henderson, age 98 of Colfax, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Accura West in Newton. Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Colfax Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Helen Henderson Memorial Fund and condolences may be left at

The daughter of Harrison and Anna (Larsen) Huntrod, Helen was born on January 24, 1922 in Nevada, Iowa. She graduated from Colfax High School. On March 16, 1946, Helen was united in marriage to Lloyd V. Henderson. Helen worked as a homemaker, farm work, factory worker and following her retirement, she worked for many years at Cox's Greenhouse in Newton. She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, She volunteered at the VA hospital in Knoxville, and was a counselor at Girls State. She also enjoyed crafting, gardening and her flowers.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Mitzi (James) Gillam and two sisters, Marge Tiedje and Ruth Mallory, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Andrew and two sisters, Harriette Weirick and Carolyn Gafford.


Darlene Durand wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"Mitzi and Jim, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Blessings to you both at the difficult time. She will truly be missed. She was a great friend and I have many precious memories of the all fun times of playing cards and domino's with Helen, Marjorie, Harriett and John. Darlene Durand"

Pastor Terry Pollard wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"To the Henderson Family: Helen has been a long-time and faithful member of the Colfax First United Methodist Church for many years. The words shared among the church family are that they remember her as a person who cared and was faithful to be involved where and when she could. The prayers of our church family are with you and your family during this time. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the comfort of God our Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all during this time. "

Terrie (Swihart) Tomlonovic wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"So sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you at this difficult time."

Monica Hysell wrote on Jul 27, 2020:

"Mitzi and Jim, I?m so sorry to hear about your mothers passing!! Blessings to you both at this difficult time. I know you are really going to miss her. She was a wonderful mother who I know gave her all to you!! You were truly blessed with awesome parents!! Love you and I?m truly sorry!!! Big hugs!! Terry and Monica Hysell. "