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Helen E. Blue

March 24th, 1928 – December 24th, 2018

Helen E. Blue, 90, of Havana, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 24, 2018 at the Hallmark House in Pekin, IL. She was born on March 24, 1928 in Roseville, IL, the daughter of John and Maggie (Gilruth) Harrah. Helen married Philip Blue on November 23, 1947 in Summum, IL. Phil preceded Helen in death on September 30, 2004.

She is preceded in death by her son, Rodney Blue, 2 grandsons, Jeremy and Larry James Wilson, 2 sisters, Mary Daniel and Maggie Schaefer, 3 half brothers, Ambrose Corman, Harold Corman and Neal Harrah, and 1 half sister Gladys White.

Survivors include her son, Rick (and Susan) Blue of Peoria, IL, 3 daughters, Rhonda (and Jim) Wilson of Green Valley, AZ, Anna (and Steve) Bailey of Washington, IL and Debra (and J.I.) Williams of Groveland, IL, 5 grandchildren, Jake (and Hope) Wilson, Joby (and Shane) Miller, Jed Welker, Hattie Bailey and Joel Bailey, 3 step-grandchildren, Todd (and Dana) Williams, Steve Williams and Megan Shafer, 6 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

Helen was a farmer and homemaker. She also worked at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL and Mummert Seed Company in Astoria, IL.

She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church. She attended the Summum Christian Church. She loved to garden and cook. Helen was a farm wife, who worked hard on the farm and was very family oriented.

Services will be at 11 am on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Darrin Fish will be officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in the Sixteen Cemetery, Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.

Condolences


December 26th, 2018

Deb and family, I wanted you to know I am thinking of all of you. Helen was always so kind to me when we spoke. Julitta

December 26th, 2018

We will miss Aunt Helen greatly. She was such a wonderful woman. She will always be in our hearts. Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family. Julie Anderson, Joyce Barnes and Brandi Frymoyer

December 26th, 2018

Sorry to here of Helens passing. She was a good friend and neighbor for many years. We are in Florida but you are in prayers and hugs. Bob and Loretta

December 26th, 2018

Thinking of all of Mrs.Blue's family! She was a beautiful gem with a heart of gold! She would visit my mother during her last days! A wonderful soul! Sincere sympathies to your family Lisa Thompson

December 27th, 2018

Sending prayers,and love to the family and friends of Helen Blue. Bill,&Jackie Nightingale

December 27th, 2018

So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
Love and Prayers.
Sandy Rawley Page

December 27th, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss and hope that wonderful memories and the love shared will comfort you.
Kathleen Myers Drecktrah

December 27th, 2018

Sending my condolences Helen was such a special person our Mother always spoke of her kindness to her Heaven gained a Beautiful Soul.

December 27th, 2018

Sending our love and prayers for comfort for Helen’s family. Bill and Jackie Schwenk

December 27th, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Deb. Your mother was a great lady. Glad i had the pleasure of knowing her.

December 27th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

December 27th, 2018

Deb and family, We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Such a sweet lady!! Steve still talks about what a great cook she was, especially her black raspberry pies! Our sincere condolences. Steve and Kay Moehring

December 27th, 2018

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was really a beautiful lady who always enjoyed the farm life! Always enjoyed talking with her and visiting with “old Blue!” Prayers for y’all! Bill Weime

December 27th, 2018

Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We’re thinking of you all. OOXX Carol & Dave Miller

December 27th, 2018

My heart aches for Helen’s family and rejoices for the many years you had her here to make many memories with. We are praying for you all to get through this difficult time. Love you, Todd & Wanda High

December 27th, 2018

To all her family whom we have known for years. Prayers to all of you. Marvin & Marilyn Biesenthal.

December 27th, 2018

Although we never met your Mom -- we can see she was a wonderful mother, grandmother & great-grandmother -- may your memories bring you comfort. Sending our love, Ric & Fiona

December 27th, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of aunt Helen. She was a wonderful person. I am very thankful that we had the opportunity to visit with her this year. I always looked forward to the cards she would send. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. John and Lana Wollam

December 28th, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Roberta Oest

December 29th, 2018

Rhonda and family Sending prayers & love to all of you. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Connie & Jerry Jones

December 30th, 2018

The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for the loss of a lovely lady. John & Sandy (Douglas) Bybee

December 30th, 2018

Rhonda so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

January 3rd, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Sam & Donna Berry