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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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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West