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Helen A. Mercury, 95

October 20, 2012

Helen A. Mercury, 95, of Marshalltown, passed away Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 under the loving care of the Iowa River Hospice.

Helen was born in California and moved to Greece with her parents where she grew up. She returned to the states in 1939 where she met and married Andrew in 1940 in Minneapolis. They moved to Marshalltown in 1944 when Andrew became part of Lillie Mae Candies. In 1972 he and Helen became sole owners of Lillie Mae. Helen made and dipped all the chocolates, made Christmas candy canes and ribbon candy and together they made other sweet treats while Andy ran the soda fountain. She retired in 1985 when her daughter, Georgia and son-in-law Buck, moved here from California taking over the business.

She and Andy were members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Des Moines.

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People who knew Helen knew her as a beautiful and loving person, a devout Christian, and a perfectionist in all she did.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister and two brothers.

Left to cherish her memory is daughters Mary, Sophia and Georgia (Buck) Dates all of Marshalltown.

There will be no visitation and a private family funeral will be held.

Memorials may be directed to the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown.

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Helen and her family. Ph. 641-844-1234.



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