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Helen M. Criger

Female 1913 - 2008


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  • Name  Helen M. Criger  [1, 2
    Born  1 Jan 1913  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  Dec 1968  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Dec 1987  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  16 Jul 2008  Muscatine Care Center, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  18 Jul 2008  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Muscatine Journal 
    • Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the St. Mathias Church, 215 West Eighth Street. Visitation: 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.

      Muscatine (IA) -- Helen M. Martin Howard, 95, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Muscatine Care Center.

      The Reverend Joseph Sia of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

      Online condolences may be left at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

      Mrs. Howard was born on January 1, 1913, in Wapello, the daughter of William and Mary Higgerson Criger. Her first marriage was to Earl E. Martin in 1930, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death. She later married Lorance E. Howard in 1974, in Muscatine, and he also preceded her in death.

      She was a member of the St. Mathias Church.

      She worked as a nurse's aide at several nursing homes in Muscatine, including Hershey Home and Lutheran Homes.

      She enjoyed fishing.

      Survivors include one son, Ronald Martin and wife, Rosalyn, of Muscatine; two grandchildren, Tim Martin and wife, Jane, of Muscatine, and Joan Bierman and husband, Jeff, of Sarasota, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Andrea Harold, Janelle Fry, Zachary Martin and Aaron Martin; and three great great-grandchildren, Alexis Harold, Dillin Harold, and Dakoda Harold.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers and one sister.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Howard, Helen M.; born: 1 January 1913; died: 16 July 2008 (V); age: 95; last residence: 52761 (Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa); last benefit: 52761 (Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa);  state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  19 Jul 2008  Saint Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I46795  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Enoch Criger,   b. 3 Aug 1878, near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1953, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Belle Higgerson,   b. 4 May 1883, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1968, Valley View Manor, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Oct 1902  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID  F874  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Earl E. Martin,   b. 22 Feb 1906,   d. 29 Jul 1973, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1930  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20905  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lorence E. Howard,   b. 6 May 1909,   d. 3 May 1989 
    Married  1974  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Nov 1975  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F17802  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S552] Walker, Clara Elizabeth (Criger) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, December 27, 1987; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S5881] Howard, Helen M. (Criger/Martin) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Muscatine Journal, July 18, 2008; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S731] Hurd, Mary Belle (Higgerson/Criger) - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 8, December 18, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S732] McIndoo Genealogy Homepage, (dmcindoo@email.msn.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Tree: Descendants of John McIndoo

    6. [S736] Criger, Clarence Ory - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 8, November 25, 1975; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).