Helen Townsend Matson of West Grove

Helen Townsend Matson, 90, of West Grove, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Thomas Matson, who died in 1998, and with whom she shared 28 years of marriage.

Born in Jonesborough, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lilly Mae Cole McKee.

Helen was a certified nursing assistant at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, for 10 years, before retiring.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square, the Kennett Senior Center and the Golden Slippers Dance Group.

Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and traveling.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Townsend, Jr. and his wife Mary Jane of Nottingham,; one daughter, Julia A. Emery and her husband Warren of Downingtown; one sister, Mary Malone of Jonesborough, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and twoi great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one son, David F. Townsend.

You may visit with Helen’s family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. Her graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Quarryville Cemetery, Route 222 in Quarryville.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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