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Helen Lucille Frakes, age 85, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville.

Helen was born June 24, 1930 in Genoa, Iowa, the daughter of Bill and Bertha (Himes) Sleeth. She was united in marriage to Doyle Frakes in Ottumwa, Iowa on March 20, 1974.

Helen, along with her brothers and sisters, attended State School in Glenwood, Iowa. She also attended the Dale Church and the Apostolic Church. Helen attended Indian Hills Community College in Centerville since 1974.

Helen was appreciative of her IHCC Adult Basic Education. She looked forward to seeing her care givers, staff at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center, and fellow tenants at 303 E. Maple. She also enjoyed going to the 18-80 club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Bertha Sleeth; her husband Doyle; her siblings Robert Sleeth, Jonny Sleeth, Edward Sleeth, Dorothy Stanfell, and Royce Sleeth.

There will be no scheduled services at this time. Memorials have been established to the 18-80 Club and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Centerville, Iowa 52544. Online condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.