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Goodspeed, Hellen A. Fellers – Obituary

Hellen A. Goodspeed, 86, of Gainesville, Fla., formerly of Fort Dodge, died March 5, 1995 in Gainesville. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Bruce’s Funeral Home, Fort Dodge, with the Rev. David Feltman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be an hour prior to services today at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Goins, Gainesville, Fla.; a son, Paul, Springfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Fellers, Fort Dodge. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Theron.

Hellen Fellers was born June 16, 1908 in Oskaloosa. She graduated from Fort Dodge High School. She married James Goodspeed in the early 1930s in Fremont and the couple lived in Fort Dodge. She worked at Kresge in Fort Dodge, and later as a salesperson for Kmart in Fort Dodge. Her husband died in 1963 and she continued to live in Fort Dodge until 1986 when she moved to Gainesville, Fla., to be close to her daughter.

She was a past member of the Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, and a past member of the Eastern Star in Fort Dodge. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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