TOWER CITY • Helen I. Bendigo, 87, of Tower City, died Jan. 14 at Columbia Cottage, Reading.
She was born in Muir April 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Mae Shadle Unger.
She was a 1949 graduate of Porter Tower High School.
She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Orwin, where she belonged to the ladies aid. 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; her adoptive parents, Clinton and Minnie Lesher Kessler; six brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her children, Barbara J. Brown, Williamstown, Gene E. Bendigo, Jr., Tower City, Paul L. Bendigo, Reading, and Brian L. Bendigo, Florida; nine grandchildren and 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. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Orwin.
Donations should be made to St. Peter’s UCC, 427 Dietrich Ave., Orwin, PA 17980 or Hillside SPCA, Inc., PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.
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