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Helen Gertrude Shumake Townsend
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1926
Death: Apr. 6, 2013

Mrs. Helen Gertrude Townsend, age 86 of Painesville Twp. passed away April 6, 2013 at the Hospice House of the Western Reserve. She was born June 28, 1926 in East Conneaut, Ohio.

Mrs. Townsend was a lifelong Methodist and a longtime member of North Mentor Centenary United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter Beth (Howard) Rush, sons David (Sue), Ben (Susan) and Daniel (Britt). She also leaves her grandchildren Jennifer Urban, Sarah Haller, Carrie (Michael) Bottiggi, Rebecca (William) Weema, Karen, Brian, Travis and Joshua Townsend and 10 great grandchildren, Nathaniel and Nickolas Urban, Seth, Kaja and Elijah Haller, Amanda, Giovanni and Antonia and Dominic Bottiggi, and Emily and William Weema.

She was preceded in death by her husband George, son-in-law Howard Rush and great grandchild Caleb Weema.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at North Mentor Centenary United Methodist Church, 9290 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor, Ohio with Rev. John Tsoranus and Pastor Lenore officiating.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Painesville. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin C Shumake (1900 - 1996)
  Helen Gertrude Woodworth Shumake (1900 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  George I. Townsend (1914 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Helen Gertrude Shumake Townsend (1926 - 2013)
  Robert B Shumake (1929 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Painesville
Lake County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: irish mom
Record added: Apr 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108056107
Helen Gertrude <i>Shumake</i> Townsend
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