Helen Sherie Morrow, 75, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, in Geneseo. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Rafferty Funeral Home, in Moline, with a visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, in Geneseo.

Helen Sherie Morrow, 75, of Geneseo, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, in Geneseo. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Rafferty Funeral Home, in Moline, with a visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, in Geneseo.

Helen was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of Lowell and Geraldine (Bell) Morrow. Helen proudly referred to herself as a “Navy brat” as she moved around the USA with her parents and her two sisters, Terissa and Louise. When Helen was 15 years old, the Morrow family relocated to Davenport, Iowa, from Aberdeen, in Helen’s beloved Wishkah Valley of Washington state.  In 1959, she married Bob Stradt, with whom she had four children. She married Dale Adams in 1968, merging her family of four with his family of four and giving birth to two more sons. She later married Robert Thornton. 

In addition to being a loving mother, Helen worked at International Harvester; was a district manager with Avon; started and co-owned Adams Merchandising, a local grocery store product sampling company; and worked as a CNA. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. She enjoyed crocheting, home decorating, loved animals and was forever helping people laugh.

Survivors include her children: Robert (Julie) Stradt, of Geneseo; Sandy (Scott) Genberg, of Haymarket, Va.; Ron Stradt (significant other Michelle Pratt), of Springfield; Robyn Stradt (fiance Dale Clark), of Moline; Steve (Kerry) Adams, of Naples, Fla.; Mike (Leslie) Adams, of San Diego, Calif.; Deb (Rod) Menken, of Marion, Iowa; Craig (Jennifer) Adams, of Moline; Norine (Brian) Daw, of Port Byron; and Dale Allen Adams, of Rock Island. Her grandchildren include: Kristen (Perry) Stradt-Johnson, Joseph Stradt, Mitchell Genberg, Christopher Genberg, Elizabeth Genberg, Sophie Stradt, Michael Ray (Heather) Nance, Rebecca (Scot) Ahlers, Benjamen Steen, Kevin Adams, Elijah Adams, Rebekah Adams, Joanna Adams, Rachel Adams, Keegan Menken, Noah Menken, Brennan Menken, and Jessica Daw, as well as great-grandchildren: Evelyn Arlene Ahlers, Zac Walter Ahlers, and Bryligh Nance.  Helen was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Genberg.