Mildred E. Barlow, 104


Mildred Eileen Barlow, 104, of Cerro Gordo, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at 4:50 p.m. at Eberhardt Village in Arthur.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the church with Pastor Leland Legg officiating. Burial will be held at Cerro Gordo Cemetery.

Mrs. Barlow was born Sept. 27, 1918, in rural Piatt County, to Frederick and Gladys (Clow) Born. She married Dale Helm on May 2, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1968. She later married Frederick Barlow on April 8, 1971, and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2018.

She was a homemaker most of her life, most recently working for Cerro Gordo State Bank. 

Mrs. Barlow was a very active member of Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as worthy matron several times, and a member of the Daughters of Rebekah.

She is survived by her children, Darrell (Mary Schultz) Helm of Tuscola and Marilyn (John) Goggans of Nokomis; six grandchildren, Robert Arnold, Deborah Butterworth, Michael Helm, Stacey Stoner, Nicole Stauder and Tanya Engelman; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, Mrs. Barlow was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Elaine Metzger, Max Born, Dale Born and Duane Born.

Memorials may be directed to Sarah Bush Hospice or Eberhardt Village Activity Fund.

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