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Helen R. Naeve, age 82 of Clinton, passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. A private family memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Helen was born on Dec. 9, 1934 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of William and Mary (Ruthe) Richter. She graduated from Mount St. Claire College in 1956 with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. She married Robert Naeve on June 2, 1957 in Clinton; he died in 2014. She was an Elementary School Teacher in Miles, IA and later worked at Nielsen Clearing House, Clinton, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Elvira Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and reading.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Maureen (Keith) Zaehringer of Clinton and Marcia (David) Starbuck of Fulton, IL; her son, Robert Bob (Kary) Naeve of Manchester, IA; her granddaughter, Lydia Naeve; and a sister, Mary Ellen Richter of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, and two brothers.
Published on October 23, 2017
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