Helene P. Mattingly, 82, beloved housewife and a retired saleswoman for Petley Postcards, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at the Desert Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mattingly was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Akron, Ohio to Herbert E. and Edna P. Teeple Petley.

A resident of Palm Springs, she also was a part-time resident of Idyllwild. Her husband, Benjamin L. Mattingly, preceded her in death.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wiefels and Son Funeral Directors of Palm Springs. Service will be held at the funeral home, 690 Vella Road, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998. Interment is private.

The family suggests donations to the Palm Springs Stroke Activity Center, 2800 E. Alejo Road., Palm Springs, CA 92262.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Mattingly of Santa Monica, William Mattingly of Escondido and Douglas Mattingly of Yakima, Wash.; and five grandchildren.