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Helen C. Saunders

October 3, 1922 - September 13, 2007

SPRINGFIELD – Helen C. Saunders, 84, of Springfield died at 9:36 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at St. John’s Hospital.

She was born Oct. 3, 1922, in Auburn, the daughter of William and Theresa Hagen Dillon. She married Francis J. Saunders Jr. on Aug. 9, 1946; and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2003.

Mrs. Saunders, a resident of Springfield most of her life, worked at Franklin Life Insurance Co. for more than 35 years as a supervisor. She was a charter member of Christ the King Church.

Surviving are a sister, Margaret Eileen Sagle of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Visitation will begin with prayers at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at Christ the King Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church.

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