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Helen Leverette, the owner of a beauty shop in her home and a former inspector at the Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems plant in Lockport, died Tuesday (Aug. 25, 1998) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Leverette, 54, of North Avenue, was born Helen Owens in Uniontown, Ala.

She moved to Niagara Falls in 1956 and attended local schools, graduating from Niagara Falls High School in 1963 and Niagara Hair Style School in 1979.

Mrs. Leverette operated Helen's Unisex Shop in her home from 1979 until her recent illness. She also worked as an inspector at Delphi Harrison from 1979 until she became disabled and retired in February.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Mrs. Leverette enjoyed bowling and flower gardening.

She was the widow of Shelley Leverette.

Mrs. Leverette is survived by two sons, Donald and Curtis; a daughter, Carol J. Ridgeway of Greensboro, N.C.; her mother, Amelia Owens; two brothers, Freddie Owens and John Lee Owens; four sisters, Dolores Johnson of Buffalo, Sarah Robinson of Richmond, Va., Janie Strother and Ruby Johnson; and six grandchil-dren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday in New Hope Baptist Church, 937 Lafayette Ave. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


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