Welcome to Tampico, Illinois
Obituaries > 2010 - Helen Burke Church

ddm

Helen Church

Posted Online: Aug. 02, 2010, 7:49 pm   Bookmark and Share
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

Helen T. Church, 83, formerly of Tampico and Prophetstown, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Heartland Nursing Home, Henry, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, with the Rev. Louis Tosto, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. A memorial has been established in her memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Helen was born on Dec. 28, 1926, in Dixon, Ill., the daughter of James Sterling and Alice Fagan Burke. She was united in marriage to Roland W. Sibley in Tampico in 1951, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1971. She then married Malven Church in 1986, in Prophetstown, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2002.

She worked at Rock River Lumber and Grain in Prophetstown for a number of years and farmed in the Prophetstown area several years. She was a member of St. Catherine's Church in Prophetstown and liked bowling and playing cards with her friends.

She is survived by four sons, Jim (Diane) Sibley, Chillicothe, Ill., Joe (Renee) Sibley, Fort Wayne, Ind., John (Barbara) Sibley, St. Charles, Ill., Jeff (Janice) Sibley, Barrington, Ill.; stepson, Tom (Shelley) Church and stepdaughter, Pam (Bob) Stout, Prophetstown; grandchildren, Allie and Reena Sibley, Beth Schueler, Brandi Laughlin, Dana Sibley and Abby and Emily Sibley, Rob Kalina and Laura (Sergio) Elizalde; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and four brothers.

Condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

****************************************************

Saukvalley.com

Helen Church

HENRY – Helen T. Church, 83, formerly of Tampico and Prophetstown, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Heartland Nursing Home, Henry. She worked at Rock River Lumber and Grain, Prophetstown, for a number of years, and farmed in the Prophetstown area for several years.

Mrs. Church was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Dixon, the daughter of James Sterling and Alice (Fagan) Burke. She married Roland W. Sibley in 1951, in Tampico. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1971. She married Malven Church in 1986, in Prophetstown. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2002. She was a member of St. Catherine Church, Prophetstown.

Survivors include four sons, Jim (Diane) Sibley of Chillicothe, Joe (Renee) Sibley of Fort Wayne, Ind., John (Barbara) Sibley of St. Charles, and Jeff (Janice) Sibley of Barrington; one stepson, Tom (Shelley) Church of Prophetstown; one stepdaughter, Pam (Bob) Stout of Prophetstown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tampico, with the Rev. Louis Tosto, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Tampico. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico.

A memorial has been established to St. Mary Catholic Church, Tampico.

Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.