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Helen Clark RUSSELL

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RUSSELL, Helen Clark age 95, of Dayton, died Thursday morning December 20, 2012 at Bethany Village in Dayton. Born January 13, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Vinton and Alice Howe Clark. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Cosper B. Russell. Helen was a graduate of Rio Grande College. She was a retired school teacher, retiring after 42 years of service, from the Oakview Elementary School. Following retirement, Helen worked for over 25 years as a volunteer at Miami Valley Hospital. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Prior to moving to Dayton, Helen was a member of the Patriot Methodist Church. She is survived by many cousins and friends, and her loving caregivers, Dana and Billie Beekman. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM. Sunday December 23, 2012 in Pine Street Cemetery with Rev. Leslie Fleming officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Dana Beekman 2300 East Stroop Road Kettering, Ohio 45440, to purchase a permanent memorial in Helen's memory for Oakview Elementary School. Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home 810 2nd. Ave. Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 is assisting the family with Helen's arrangements. An online guest registry is available at

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 21, 2012
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