Helen Irene (Bowman) Morse

Born: Tue., Oct. 26, 1926
Died: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

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Helen Irene Morse, 93, of Angola, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2019 at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.

She was born on October 26, 1926 in Avilla, Indiana to Joseph and Rozella (Hoff) Bowman.  She married James Morse on February 12, 1945.

Helen was an original employee at Sunset in Angola for 20 years from 1956-1976.  She owned and operated the Pizza Mart in Angola from 1970-1984.  

Helen was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society.  She also was a member of the Steuben County Women’s Club and the Angola Moose Lodge Auxiliary.  

Helen enjoyed volunteering for the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary and at Cameron Woods Assisted Living.  She also volunteered at the Steuben County Council on aging where she was honored for her many hours of service as the “Volunteer of the Year”.

Surviving are her children, Roger (Barbara) Morse of Fort Wayne and Barbara Wren of Angola; brother, Arthur (Yolanda) Bowman of Phoenix, Arizona; three grandchildren, Chris (Shandra) Wren of Angola, Chad (Jo-Anna) Wren of Angola and Philip Morse of Fort Wayne.  Also surviving are her 7 grandchildren, Kristen Wren, Kelsie Wren, Skye (Dillon) Sawyer, Nathaniel Wren, Alana Wren, Kylie Wren and Ayden Wren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Morse on January 9, 1993 and two brothers, Robert Bowman and Paul Bowman.

Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Father Bob Showers officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 Am to 12 Noon on Monday prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Cameron Memorial Community Hospice and Home Health Care, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church or to the Gideon’s Bibles.

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organizations:

Cameron Hospice and Home Health
416 E. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703

Gideon Bibles

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-665-2259

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Jack Frye
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May her memory bring a smile to your face.

Suzy Adams (Dick)
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
What a beautiful woman with such a wonderful spirit! I've known Helen for many years and always enjoyed visiting with her to 'catch-up'. She will be truly missed but leaves great memories. May sympathy to her familly...