Helena Bedell


Helena Bedell, 83, of Payson, died June 22, 2001, in Payson. She was born April 5, 1918, in Knoxville, Ill. Mrs. Bedell was born to Charlton McNew and Daisy Woosley McNew.

She moved to Iowa in her early childhood. She married Charles Tweedy in 1937.

After her first husband died, she married Alfred Bedell in 1959. He died in 1992.

Mrs. Bedell moved to Payson from Arkansas in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Hamer of Payson and Jane Wickliff and her husband, Terry, of Iowa; one son-in-law, Howard Hamer, of Payson; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Tweedy and Alfred Bedell, her parents, nine siblings and one great-grandson.

Services were held June 24 at Payson Christian Church. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Iowa.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St. Payson, AZ 85541 or the American Cancer Society, 2929 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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