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Helen Severson

September 25, 1912 August 18, 2017
Helen Severson
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Helen McFedries Severson, 104 of Santa Claus, IN, formerly of Oak Park, IL, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, IN. Helen was born September 25,1912 in Highland Park, MI, to George McDuff McFedries and Elsie Roos Wilson McFedries. She was united in marriage on June 17, 1939, to James Thomas Severson who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George W. McFedries.

Helen was a retired office manager for Aetna Plating Works in Chicago. She was a member of First United Church of Oak Park. She was graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL, and also attended University of Illinois in Champagne Urbana.

Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Rush & Carol Severson both of Santa Claus; a sister-in-law, Phyllis McFedries of San Diego, CA; two grand-daughters: Carol (Brett) Hagedorn of Tell City, and Jennifer (Eric) Schmidt of Lamar; and five great-grandchildren: Christina Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Amber Schmidt, Emily Hagedorn and Kyle Hagedorn.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL.

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