Helen Jane Connell, 86, of Springfield, died at 6:40 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 25, 1929 in Springfield to Samuel and Frances Mohn Myers. She married Richard Paul Connell on April 8, 1962 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 1996.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; daughter, Sharon Nation; great granddaughter, Alexandria Nation; brothers, Sammy and Harold “Bud” Myers and sister, Connie Grant.
Helen is survived by her children, Howard (companion Bobbi Ozanic) Nation, Tracy Tomlin and Tresa McCann all of Springfield and Judy (Travis) Peden of Stonington; stepchildren, Patty (Ted) Merano and David (Angelica) Connell, both of Springfield; grandchildren, William “Billy” Johnson, Lori Johnson, Kimberly (Jeremy) Loyd, Howard (Angel) Nation III, Ashleigh (Fiancé Tony) Nation, Christopher Nation, Michael (Ashley) Tomlin, Matthew (Morgan) Tomlin, Holly McCann and Kaitlynn Fox; step grandchildren, Brooke Merano, Luke (Monica) Merano, Mandy (Russ) Lehr, Nick (Sarah) Merano and Anna (Cody) Crider; eighteen great grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sisters, Toni (Butch) Miles of Arizona and Kay Farley of Springfield; brother, Norman Myers of Virden; brother in law, Kenny Grant of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of Real Life Church and ABATE. Helen was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. She lived for her family and will be missed immensely.
Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Rochester Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Land ABATE.
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 01:00 pm
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Land ABATE
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