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Helen Marcussen, past Eastern Star matron
Feb. 11, 1918 -- March 27, 2006

A memorial service for Helen Marcussen of Wheatfield was held today in Brighton Community Church, Town of Tonawanda.

Mrs. Marcussen died Monday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. She was 88.

Born Helen Durkee in St. Catharines, Ont., she was a graduate of Riverside High School and lived in Buffalo until two years ago.

Mrs. Marcussen was a past matron of Betsy Ross-Levant Chapter 695, Order of the Eastern Star. An avid bridge player, she was a junior life master and a member of the Suburban Women Bridge Club.

Her husband, Herman L., died in 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn M. Selkirk of Wheatfield; a son, Douglas L. of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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