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Helen C Cartier Withey

Ludington, Mason County, Michigan, USA
Death 18 Jun 2014 (aged 107)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Body donated to medical science, Specifically: Indiana University Medical School.
Memorial ID 131658983 · View Source
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Helen C. Withey
May 2, 1907 ~ June 18, 2014

Helen C. Withey, 107, residing in South Bend, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at home. She was born May 2, 1907 in Ludington, MI to the late Charles E. and Ellen (Coaty) Cartier. She came to South Bend from Grand Rapids in 1924 to attend Saint Mary's College, and remained here the rest of her life.

Helen graduated from St. Mary's College with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She was a member of the college faculty intermittently from 1929 until her retirement in 1972. She also taught at St. Mary's Academy and Holy Cross School of Nursing, where she was Dean of Women. Helen was a longtime member of Christ the King Catholic Church as well as Harvest House Group.

On October 10, 1936 in South Bend, Helen married Paul J. Withey, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1986. She was also preceded by her daughter, Ann Withey; and brother, Ernest (Catherine) Cartier. She is survived by children, Stephen A. Withey of San Francisco, CA, John J. (Claudia) Withey of Granger, Peter J. (Oksana) Withey of Indianapolis, Mark P. Withey of South Bend and David A. (Pamela) Withey, also of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Timothy (Ever) Withey of Elkhart, Ann (Michael) McDaniel of Chicago, Jill (Richard) Bortone of South Bend, Sarah Withey of Schererville, IN, Elizabeth (Daniel) Adkins of Oakland, CA and Catherine Withey of Chicago; as well as six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Withey donated her body to Indiana University Medical School. Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church in the Holy Cross Chapel, 52473 SR 933, South Bend. Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Helen may be donated to the church or St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Online condolences may be left for the Withey family at


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