Joann Perkins of Perry


Funeral services for Joann Perkins, 76, of Perry will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the First Presbyterian Church in Perry. Burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday evening at the Murdock Funeral Home.

Joann passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Marjorie Joann Helms was born May 27, 1940, in Perry, the daughter of Russell C. and Dorothy (Nelson) Helms.

A lifetime resident of Perry, she attended school and graduated from Perry High School in 1958.

She married Henry Cecil Perkins Oct. 5, 1958, in Perry.

Survivors include her two sons, Jim Perkins of Manassas, Va., and Tom (Sara) Perkins of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren, Hannah and Clayton Perkins of Wichita; and her brother- in- law, Homer Perkins of Perry.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and husband, Cecil Perkins July 19, 1990.

Memorials may be directed in her name to Perkins Park and may be left or sent to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at


  1. Jo was a very loving and caring person and did so many nice things for others. There will never be another like her in so many ways. If you needed anything, she was always there to help. I did not want her to suffer anymore than she had already, but selfishly I did not want to lose her. The void will never be filled.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.