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Helen Hessler Reeve, 97

Helen Hessler Reeve, 97, passed away peacefully July 28, 2013, in Midlothian, Va.

She was born Sept. 11, 1915, in Cicero, Ill., to Otto J. and Estelle H. Hessler.  She grew up in Western Springs, Ill., where she married Kenneth J. Reeve in 1935, who predeceased her in 2012.  

In 1949, Helen and her family moved to Brown County, where she lived until 2005. Her artist husband was a member of the Brown County Art Gallery which was one focus of her many volunteer activities. She was a genealogical researcher and compiler with her husband of a number of books of genealogical data published by the Brown County Historical Society where they were active members.

Helen was an avid reader of history and science, a rock and shell collector, and enjoyed gardening and nature. She took delight in encouraging the curiosity of young people. She served as a substitute teacher, 4-H leader, and PTO president. She was a devoted helpmate to her husband and a patient and loving mother, approaching life with energy, ingenuity, and optimism.

Survivors are her daughter, Susan R. Cash (George) of Chesterfield, Va.; son, Daniel H. Reeve (Martha) of Swanville, Maine; and grandchildren, Gregory Miles of Fairfax, Va., Andrew Reeve (Kristina) of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lee Reeve of San Diego, Calif. 

The family appreciates the kind care provided by Brandermill Woods Health Care Center. Services will be private.

Memorials can be made to the Brown County Historical Society, P.O. Box 668, Nashville, IN 47448, or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road