79, formerly of Knoxville, died at 12:42 AM Saturday, June 20, 2009 in Woodridge Supportive Living Center, Galesburg.
She was born November 19, 1929 in Columbia, MO, the daughter of Elwood Henry and Bessie James Betz.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Terri (and Brian) McFarlin of Shelby, NC and Linda (and Rick) Thompson of Alpha, IL, 4 grandchildren, Danny (and Jenn) McFarlin, Kaylee McFarlin, Chelsea Waugh, and Taylor Waugh, and a great granddaughter, Olivia McFarlin. She was preceded in death by a son, Greg Edwardson in 1984, 3 brothers, and a sister.
Helen was a meat wrapper at the former A & P Grocery Store for 4 years and worked at the Northgate Bowling Alley Lounge for 10 years.
She enjoyed furniture refinishing, quilting, painting, and metal detecting.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be later in the Alpha Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Harbor Light Hospice or Woodridge Supportive Living Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.