MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Helen D. Ross–Fedora, 95, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Muscatine, died Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Arbor Court in Mount Pleasant.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Olson - Powell Memorial Chapel, 709 E. Mapleleaf Drive, Mount Pleasant. Reverend Herb Shafer will officiate the service. Burial will be in Ozarks Memorial Park.
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the funeral home where family will meet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Helen was born on October 6, 1914, in Ozzburn, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur and Delta Lewis Cadogan.
She spent her formative years in Muscatine. She married Ernie Ross on December 31, 1934. He preceded her in death in February of 1986. She later married John Fedora in August of 1991, in Branson, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 1998.
She worked at the button factory and the Maid-Rite in Muscatine.
After she moved to Mount Pleasant, she worked at Sheaffer Pen Company. She owned and operated the Magic Mirror and the Old 34 Grill, both in Mount Pleasant. While living in Branson, she worked at Silver Dollar City in the finance department.
She enjoyed playing card games and traveling throughout the United States and overseas with her husbands.
She also loved to entertain friends and family at her lake house in Branson. At one time, she was an active volunteer and member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant. She was a member of the Branson Garden Club, the Moose and other organizations.
Survivors include a son, Edward Ross of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Louise Wise and husband, John, of Freeport, Illinois; two brothers, Lewis Cadogan and wife, Ruth, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lee Cadogan of Davenport; a son-in-law, Don Messer of Mount Pleasant; and a half-sister, Judy Winslow of Davenport; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a daughter, Marcia Messer; a sister, Katharine Veach; and two brothers, William Cadogan and Gene Cadogan.