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June 17, 2014

Helen L. Sheldon

LOCKPORT —

Helen L. Sheldon of Lockport, formerly of Middleport, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014 at Odd Fellows & Rebekah Hospice. Mrs. Sheldon was born in Middleport, NY on January 5, 1914, daughter of the late William J. and Bessie (Stern) Nevin, and she had lived in Middleport all of her life. She and her husband, Harold "Flash" Sheldon were married on May 12, 1939 in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sheldon was a graduate of Fredonia Normal School and taught in rural schools in Chautauqua County from 1936 to 1939 and then taught Fifth Grade at Royalton Hartland Central School from 1956 to 1975. She taught piano in Middleport and was an organist at the Middleport United Methodist Church for several years. She was a member of the Middleport United Methodist Church and U.M.W. of the church. She was also a member of the Middleport Senior Citizens, Johnson Creek Senior Citizens, Busybuddies of Lyndonville, Eastern-Niagara Retired Teachers Association, New York State Retired Teacher Association, The Roadrunners of Lockport.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold "Flash" Sheldon in 1981; and by two sons-in-law, Robert Riedel and Terry O'Connor. She is survived by four daughters, Joyce O'Connor of Webster, NY, Marybeth (Dan) Wilson of Lockport, Sandra Riedel of Metairie, LA, and Judy (Richard) Taylor of Lockport; seven grandsons, Michael (Amy) O'Connor of Webster, NY, Michael (Carol) Wilson of Rochester, NY, Stephen (Sarah Clark) Wilson of Easton, PA, Robert Riedel of Broussard, LA, and Jonathan (Rebecca) Riedel of Chippewa Falls, WI, David Taylor of Shakopee, MN and Aaron (Robin) Taylor of Williamsville, NY. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday from 10-11 AM at the Middleport United Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Middleport, NY where a Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 AM with the Rev. James Knapp officiating. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. Memorials to the Middleport United Methodist Church would be appreciated by the Sheldon family. Arrangements by the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, NY.
Visit www.bateswallace.com to sign guest register.

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