Funeral services for Helen Neer, 90, of Lacona will be Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lacona. Interment will be at the Liberty Center Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be directed to the Lacona Fire Department or Ellendale Church of the Nazarene in Ellendale, North Dakota.
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Family will receive friends on Monday, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lacona.
Helen Ethel Daugherty was born on October 1, 1930, to Stanley and Gladys Daugherty at her home near Norwood, Iowa. The family moved around this area quite a bit when she was younger. She attended country schools in Norwood, Derby, Lacona and Indianola areas.
In November 1946, Helen married Doyle Neer, at the age of 16. They moved to Pensacola while Doyle was in the Navy. To this union, they were blessed with two children: Karma and Merlin. They made their home in Lacona.
Helen worked up until her 80th birthday making senior meals for the residents of Lacona. She had a love for baking pies for her family and others. She had an open-door policy, always having food for visitors, and making everyone feel welcome. She claimed to be bashful, but she was usually the first to entertain others or talk to others.
Helen was a very giving person. After she started working and they were planning a vacation, she joked with Doyle that she could loan him some money for the trip. Sunday lunches with her family were a favorite for Helen. She very much loved her grandkids and great grandkids, attending many of their events throughout the years. Helen enjoyed the longtime traditions of her favorite holiday, Halloween. Many times she would dress up and clown around town directing traffic or pulling other pranks.
Helen passed away at her home on June 17, 2021. She will be greatly missed by her children: Karma (Larry) Riggan and Merlin (Dixie) Neer; grandchildren: Kelly (Sherri) Riggan, Brett (Marah) Neer, Tiffany (Garrett) Chumbley, and Tyler (Kendra) Neer; great grandchildren: Kortney (AJ), Keegan, Bethany, Lindy, Seth, Luke, Kamryn, Lauren, and Tyson; a brother, Darrell Daugherty; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Doyle in 1993; infant son, Doyle Dwight Neer; parents: Stanley and Gladys Daugherty; and siblings: Glenn Daugherty, Beatrice Fogle, and Bill Daugherty.
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