Helena was born on January 20, 1922, in Jonesboro to Charles Ernest and Henrietta (Howe) Tweedy. She married Melvin E. Dorsey on October 11, 1941, in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1995.
Helena’s hobbies included fishing, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include; a son, Stan Dorsey of Goreville; grandchildren Jacqueline and Michael Cole of Dongola, Tara and Alex Peas of Goreville, Ginger and Heath Ditterline of Vienna, Todd and Patty Dorsey of St. Charles, MO, David Dorsey of Metropolis, Tricia and Kevin Overall of Kenton, TN, Kevin and Julie Dorsey of West Paducah, KY, Steve Dorsey of Buncombe, Greg Dorsey of Buncombe and Dena and Loren Thomas of Vienna; great grandchildren Kate, Erin, Matt, Amy, Kennedy, Kamden, Rylan, Noel, Chasey and Loren
She is also survived by three sisters; Ava Ray of Anna, Charity Swink of Nashville, TN and Faith Harris of Noble, IL; a brother, Steve and Roxanne Tweedy of Ocala, FL; daughters in law, Pat Dorsey of Metropolis, Margaret Dorsey of Buncombe; several nieces and nephews.
Helena was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sons Lonnie Dorsey and Denny Dorsey.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Michael Cole officiating.
Burial will follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL 62959.