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Helen Matteson, age 94, died peacefully at the home she shared with her son and daughter-in-law in Lynchburg, Va., on May 21, 2017. She was born to Roy Dusenbury and Ethel (Chapman) Dusenbury on May 7, 1923, in Cork, Ohio.
She was a 1941 graduate of Geneva High School. She worked and volunteered in many capacities for decades, including helping to run the family's fishing lodge, Jacqueline's Camp, in Quebec, Canada, and in many years of service in the PTA and the church. Helen was a member of Geneva First United Methodist Church and attended Mercy Presbyterian Church (PCA) while in Virginia.
Her survivors include sons, Jeffrey (Abby) Tuomala, Lynchburg, Va.; Matt (Carolyn) Tuomala, Geneva, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by first husband, Charles Tuomala; second husband, John Matteson; son, Kirk Matteson; her parents; sisters, Viola Belconis, Ruth Camp, and Alta Dusenbury; brothers, Ernest and Fred Dusenbury; and the grandfather with whom she lived as a child, Oscar Dusenbury.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26th, at the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44010. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m.
For more information, please call 440-466-4324. Donations may be given in Helen Matteson's name to Centra Hospice, 1920 Atherhold Road, Lynchburg, VA. 24501.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Published on May 22, 2017
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