Helen Marie Smith, 61, of Springfield, formerly of Virden, passed away March 14, 2011 at Heritage Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born December 6, 1949 in Springfield to Harold Edwin and Rosella Nadine Ishmael Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy Lynn Bess Dyer and brother-in-law Butch George.
She graduated from Virden High School and retired from the Illinois Department of Revenue after 35 yrs of service. She served as President of AFSMCE Local 2976 and was a past coordinator of the National Day of Prayer.
Surviving are her brother Ron (Jackie) Smith of Chatham and sister Barb George of Springfield. Nephews Bob Smith, Bill George, Danny Bess of Springfield and nieces Cindy Knoles, Jill Giddings of Springfield and Juanita Bartell of Macomb. Great nephews and nieces Billy George, Joe George, Brian George, Jake Knoles, Tyler Giddings of Springfield; Eric Bartell, Abbie Bartell, Alison Bartell, Alex Bartell of Macomb, cousin Charlene Runkles, Springfield, special friend Pat (Bob) Imhoff and family, of Virden.
Visitation will be held Wednesday March 16, 2011 from 5-7 at Staab Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery at 12 noon on Thursday, March 17, 2011 with Chaplain John Nelson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services-Hospice.
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