Helen Mekshes

Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Helena Mekshes, 95, formerly ofBettendorf, died on Friday, April 5, 2013,at Taylorville, Ill., Memorial Hospital.
Private family services are to be held.McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, is assisting the family.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1917, in Detroit, Mich., to Sandor and Alice Molnar.She married Paul Mekshes in 1939 in Davenport. He died in 1982.
Survivors are daughters, Carol Alexander, Taylorville, Sondra Caplin, Waltham, Mass., and Lynne Mekshes, Centralia, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


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