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Helen I. Bendigo

April 15, 1931

Helen I. Bendigo, 87, of Tower City, passed away Monday, January 14th at Columbia Cottage, Reading.
Born in Muir, April 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Mae Shadle Unger. 
Helen was a 1949 graduate of Porter Tower High School.
Helen was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Orwin where she belonged to the ladies aide.  She was a former member of the Four Square Gospel Church, Muir.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Gene, E. "Skip" Bendigo,  March 15, 2005;  her adoptive parents, Clinton and Minnie Lesher Kessler. She was also preceded by six brothers and one sister.
Helen loved her family dearly and will be deeply missed.    She enjoyed the nature surrounding her home, especially the birds and her pets.
She is survived by her children, Barbara J. Brown and her husband Art, Williamstown;  Gene E. Bendigo, Jr., Tower City;  Paul L. Bendigo, and his wife Christine, Reading and Brian L. Bendigo,   Florida.  Nine grandchildren; Seven Great Grandchildren
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc, Tower City with Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy.   Burial will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin.  In lieu of flowers donations should be made to,   St. Peter's UCC,  427 Dietrich Avenue, Orwin,  PA 17980 or Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.  To sign the guest book visit


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