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Mrs. Helen J. Dory Welsh-Root, surviving spouse of Rev. Leonard L. Root, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
A family committal service was held on July 10 at the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City, IA. Major Erickson Funeral Home’s website is https://www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Helen-J-Welsh-Root?obId=16980410.
Rev. Root served at Republic Community; Van Meter-DeSoto; St. Charles-Patterson; Waukon-French Creek; Prairie City-Pleasant Hill; Des Moines, Christ-Windsor; LeMars, First and Milford. He retired in 1992.
Survivors include her children: Vicki Eden, Lake Mills; Dr. Stephen Welsh, Manly; and stepchildren: Cherry Shogren, Johnston, IA 50131-7600 and Paul Bowlus Root.