She was preceded in death by her father, Rudolph Schlimmeyer, who died Dec. 1, 1963; her mother, Emmy Christie, who died Jan. 17, 1996; and a son-in-law, Scott G. Peterson, who died July 17, 2001.
In fulfillment of Helen’s desire to have her body donated for medical education and research, she has been gratefully received by the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered in memory of Helen at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.
The Service of Committal and Burial will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Index.
Helen’s family offers their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to their extended family at Otsego Manor for the kind, considerate, understanding and supportive care given to Helen during her residency at the Manor.
As an extension of this gratitude, Helen’s family would greatly appreciate that memorial gifts in her memory be directed to the Otsego Manor Activities Fund for the benefit of the Rolling Hills Neighborhood, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Another way to memorialize Helen’s life would be a donation to the Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.