Dorothy Thelma (Matkovic) Hellmann, age 95, of Spencer formerly of Tipton passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 31, 1924 to Joseph and Rosie (Brezigar) Matkovic.
Dorothy married Jerome Anthony Hellmann on May 4, 1946 and together they had nine children. She devoted her life to her family on a farm in Tipton, IN. In later years, she worked at Tipton Memorial Hospital and the Tipton County Library. Dorothy moved to Spencer, IN after the death of her husband on October 31, 2004. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Spencer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved her life as a mother of a large family and thanked God for answering her prayers for a good husband. In her last years, Dorothy loved watching EWTN and praying daily Mass for her family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Dorothy is survived by her eight children, Cecelia Trueblood (John), Jerome “Jerry” Hellmann (Virginija), Rita Shoup, Sharon Blattner (Craig), Jean Marie Buffington, Annette Meyers (Milton), Maureen Anderson (Steve) and Brian Hellmann (Jill); two sisters, Joan Garbish and Patty Matkovic; twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerome Hellmann, infant daughter Cynthia Hellmann, son-in-law Stephen Buffington, brother Joseph Matkovic and sister Ella Hellmann.
A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held.
Interment will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Tipton, Indiana
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude the Apostle Spencer, IN or Thomas More Society Women’s Care Center Bloomington, IN.
Online condolences may be shared with Dorothy’s family at www.westparrishpedigo.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer