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Helena C. Mekshes
August 21, 1917 - April 5, 2013
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Helena C. (Helen) Mekshes, 95, of Taylorville passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mekshes was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Sandor and Alice (Golovich) Molnar. She was united in marriage to Paul Mekshes in 1939 in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. Mekshes was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, tending a beautiful iris boulevard at her former home on South Washington Street, and traveling the world. Until the age of 88, she spent much of her time caring for her disabled daughter, Lynne. A long-time resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, she moved to Taylorville following her husband's death.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Carol (Hal) Alexander of Taylorville, Sondra (Donald) Caplin of Waltham, Mass., and Lynne Mekshes of Centralia, and her daughter-in-law Pat Mekshes of Manchester, N.H. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, April Slattery, Waltham; Michael Mekshes, Manchester; Christopher Carrico, Walpole, Mass.; Michaela Hellman, Dorchester, Mass.; Rebecca Mekshes, Westport, Mass.; Andrea Mekshes, West Hollywood, Calif., and Krista Bowers, Calabassas, Calif. Among other survivors are great-grandchildren Caitlin Slattery, Waltham; Petra Natali Rosanova, West Hollywood, and Maximillian and Phoebe Bowers, Calabassas. In addition to her husband Paul, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael W. Mekshes.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa.

The family is being served by Sutton Funeral Home, Taylorville, and McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

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