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Helen Greene Hollingsworth of Kennett Square Helen Greene Hollingsworth of Kennett Square, passed away Wednesday evening, October 19, 2011. She was 95 years old. Born September 5, 1916, in Augusta County, Va., Mrs. Hollingsworth moved to Kennett Square in 1941. She also lived in the Cartmel and Crosslands Communities since 1989. Mrs. Hollingsworth was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Dwight F. Hollingsworth in 1993; her parents, Milton and Janie Greene; two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include three children, Julie (Larry) Shenk of Wilmington, Del., Stephen (Betty) Hollingsworth of Export, Pa. and Bruce (Lois) Hollingsworth of Uniontown, Ohio; six grandchildren, Debi (Mike) Mosel, Andy (Renee) Shenk, Susan Hollingsworth, David Hollingsworth, Brian (Ryan) Hollingsworth, Amy Hollingsworth; and three great-grandchildren, Audrey and Tyler Shenk and Matthew Hollingsworth. She was a 1935 graduate of New Hope High School, Staunton, Va. and a 1939 graduate of the State Teachers College, Farmville, Va., majoring in home economics and science. The college later became Longwood College/University. Mrs. Hollingsworth was a devoted homemaker and an avid bridge player. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, sewing, cooking, canning fruit and vegetables and volunteering for Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, her children's activities, civic and school affairs. She was a member of the Mother's Council of Avondale, the New Garden Friends Meeting and Kennett Square Presbyterian Church. A viewing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 24, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, in the William Penn Room at the Crosslands Community Center, 55 Crosslands Drive, Kennett Square. A private burial will take place in the New Garden Friends Meeting Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, First State Chapter, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1103, Wilmington, DE 19801. For online condolences, please visit: www.chandlerfuneralhome.com, (302) 478-7100.

Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 21, 2011
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