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Helen Anna Marie Davis

Helen Anna Marie Davis

Female 1911 - 2003

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  • Name  Helen Anna Marie Davis  [1
    Born  2 Mar 1911  near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    High School  1930  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Mar 1961  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  12 Jan 2003  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  13 Jan 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Helen Anna Marie Gerling, 91, of Mediapolis, died Sunday morning, January 12, 2003, at the Great River Medical Center at West Burlington.

      The daughter of Victor and Hattie Cling Davis, she was born March 2, 1911, near Mediapolis. She married Robert Burgus Gerling on June 5, 1935, in Mediapolis. He died November 19, 1978.

      She graduated from the Mediapolis High School in 1930, received her normal training and taught school briefly in rural Des Moines County.

      Mrs. Gerling was an active member of the Immanuel Lu-theran Church in Mediapolis. She loved to read, bake and crochet.

      Survivors include three daughters, Doris Gray of Cedar Rapids, Leona Rich of Central City, and RoseMary McElhinney of Tipton; one son, Bob Gerling of Mediapolis; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death her parents, six brothers, and a son-in-law.

      Friends may call after noon today at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Gerling will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis with Reverend Mary Jo Maass officiating. Burial will follow in the Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis.

      Memorials have been established for the Immanuel Lu-theran Church and the Mediapolis Volunteer Fire Department.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Helen A. Gerling; born: 2 March 1911; died: 12 January 2003 (V); last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Jan 2003  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I20168  All Families
    Last Modified  3 Feb 2014 

    Father  Victor Alexander Davis,   b. 23 Jul 1869, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1961, Harmony Home, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hattie Charlotte Cling,   b. Between 1875 and 1876, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1958, Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 May 1883  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Issue 
    • There were seven children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F12637  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert Burgus Gerling,   b. 3 Aug 1908, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1978, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jun 1935  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Issue 
    • There were four children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8606  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Helen Anna Marie Davis
    Helen Anna Marie Davis
    This was Helen Davis's senior class photograph, as published on the 1930 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3592] Gerling, Helen Anna Marie (Davis) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 13, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7927] Mediapolis High School Graduates 1892-1960 and Class Photos 1914-1960 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S12793] Davis, Victor Alexander - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 1961; republished on Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    6. [S3593] Gerling, Robert Burgus - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, November 20, 1978; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).