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Helen Whitesell

Helen Kortum Whitesell

Tuesday, April 5th, 1927 - Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Helen Anne Whitesell was born in Riverside New Jersey to Leroy and Elizabeth Kortum on 4/5/27, she was one of 7 children born to the couple.

Helen graduated from Riverside High School at the close of World War II. She later married a returning veteran Albert Whitesell on July 6th 1953. Helen was a mother to three children, Jeffery Whitesell of Virginia Beach, Lawrence Whitesell (Deceased) and Jennifer Therrien of Cocoa Florida.

Helen was active in both her church and the local women’s club. As a member of the Satellite Beach Women’s Club, she helped organize several environmental events including making oyster mats for the lagoon and helping to plan vegetation on Sampson Island. As part of her Women’s Club activities she also participated as a cardio vascular screener at a Melbourne Community based Health center. Helen was also one who enjoyed learning new things. She attended Brevard Community College where she explored her love of the arts. Helen was also active in a local book club where she she shared her love of reading and met several dear friends during the 35 plus years she attended.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, Leroy and Elizabeth, her brothers Roy and Robert, and her sister Bernice and son Lawrence. She is survived by her brothers Jerry and Edward, and Sister Merilyn, and Albert her husband, and Son Jeffery and daughter Jennifer, and Grand Sons Todd, Kevin, Neil and Evan, and Great Grand daughters Abagail and Sarah Grace.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Satellite Beach Untied Methodist Church on April 5 at 11 am.
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    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Satellite Beach United Methodist Church
    Address
    450 Lee Avenue
    SATELLITE BEACH, FL 32937
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    Officiant
    Pastor Harry Holloman

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