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Helen Williamson

July 5, 1909 - May 11, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Helen Williamson, 98, a resident of Springfield for most of her life, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home.

She was born July 5, 1909, in Springfield, the daughter of Orville and Daisy Gobble Bentley. She married Isaac Leroy Williamson on Sept. 29, 1926; he preceded her in death March 25, 1979.

Her parents, a son, Leroy Earl Williamson, and an infant daughter also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Williamson retired from Sangamo Electric Co. after 28 years. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Thomas W. (wife, Peggy) Williamson of Pleasant Plains; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Daisy Diczban of Springfield and Eileen Gibson of California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be there at noon Wednesday, May 14, 2008, with the Rev. David Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Rock Creek Presbyterian Church.

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