Helen Durbin

Helen Marie Coughennower (Hane, Stine) Durbin was born May 7, 1926 in Lake City. She was the daughter of Clarence Elmer Coughennower and Cora Elizabeth McCoy Coughennower.

Helen attended grade school in Churdan and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1943. On September 10, 1944, Helen was united in marriage to Charles Glen Hane at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were the parents of four children. They lived on farms in Adaza, Scranton and Paton area. Glen died on December 26, 1957 at the Greene County Medical Center.

Helen married Harold Leroy Stine on February 26, 1971 in Jefferson. He died on September 21, 1984 at their home in Jefferson.

She married Dale Francis Durbin on November 2, 1985. They made their home in Jefferson, Iowa.  Helen enjoyed bowling, golf, playing cards, being a 4-H leader, quilting, and volunteering. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson, American Legion Auxiliary #417, Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary, and several neighborhood clubs.

Along with her husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers:  Wayne and Keith Coughennower; sisters:  Leota Wilson and Irene Coffman; and grandson Kevin Kendrick.

She is survived by her husband Dale Durbin of Jefferson; her children:  Susan ‘Diane’ (Loren) Shriver of Estes Park, Co, Daryl (Sherris) Hane of Cameron, MO, Sally Kendrick of Des Moines, and Charles (Caryn) Hane of Jefferson; step-children:  Deborah (David) Rucker of Oklahoma City, OK, and Alan Durbin of Carroll; brother Marion Coughennower of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 step- great grandchild; other relatives and many friends. Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com, 515-386-2171.

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