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Paula Mercer Schmidt Helliwell
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Obituary for Paula Mercer Schmidt Helliwell

Paula Mercer Schmidt Helliwell, 80 of Freedom Village formerly of Phoenixville died Friday, July 20, 2018 at her home, Clare Bridge at Freedom Village.

Born in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Vivian Pehl Mercer. She was the wife of Derek Helliwell with whom she shared 22 years of marriage and the former wife of the late Stanley Schmidt.

Paula was a founding member of the Forge Theater, Phoenixville. She loved to read and was a member of many book clubs. She also loved to travel, she and Derek visited 78 countries together.

In addition to her husband, Derek, Paula is survived by her five sons: Steve and his wife Myriam of North Miami, FL; Greg of Pottstown; Mark Schmidt and his wife, Sandy of Coatesville; Eric of Phoenixville and Kevin and his wife Lynda of Hopkinton, MA; two stepdaughters, Susan Kupinewicz and her husband Mark of Scottsdale, AZ and Claire Roth and her husband Steven of Glenmoore; 9 grandchildren: Casey, Megan, Kelsey, Sam, Ben, Adam, Emily, and Jacob Schmidt and Michael Kupinewicz; and three brothers: Richard, Michael, and Thomas Mercer.

Paula’s memorial mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:30am at Our Lady of the Rosary 80 S. 17th Avenue, Coatesville. Visitation will be held at church from 9-10:15am.

Interment will be private in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia.

Memorials in Paula’s honor may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter 399 Market St #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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Visitation

Wednesday

25

Jul

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary

80 South 17th Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320

Service

Wednesday

25

Jul

10:30 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary

80 South 17th Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320

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