February 6, 1922 - May 13, 2019
Helen Josephine Phelps, 97, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 11:42 PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home. A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 01, 2019 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Those attending the service are asked to meet at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia prior to the service at 10:30 AM for a procession to Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crawford Hale American Legion Post #95 or Fayette County Hospice. Helen Josephine Phelps was born on February 06, 1922 in Vandalia, IL, the daughter of James and Sarah Alice (Jacobs) Willis. She married Donald Phelps on October 30, 1937; he preceded in death on February 05, 1967. Helen was formerly employed by the Ramada Limited as a housekeeper. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Vandalia and a lifetime member of the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95 Auxiliary, Vandalia. She is survived by her sons, Donald Phelps and wife, Sarah of Streator and Robert Phelps of Vandalia; daughters, Joyce Taylor of Vandalia and Sandra Phelps of Vandalia; daughter-in-law, Brenda Phelps of Beecher City; sister, Patricia Blankenship of Vandalia; grandchildren, Virgil, Amber, Robin, Bobby, Kelly, Tom, and Karen; great-grandchildren, Brice, Jamie, BreAnna, Dalton, Michael, Nicky, Robby, Casey, Brandon, Nikki Renee, Ashley, Amber, Goldie, Jeff, Crissy, Hannah, Travis, Dominique, Christopher, Derek, Zachary, and Katie; great-great grandchildren, Mia, Zoey, Xzander, Emma, Elexis, Trinity, Corynn, Stella, Paetyn, Danika, Katie, Serenity, Maryah, Taylor, DeHaven, Pierson, Conner, Ayden, Deklin, Cameron, Zachary, Noah, Elijah, Christian, Greg, Blake, Zane, Brian, Quaidyn, Logen, Stella, Rose, Aidan, and Bentley; and a great-great-great grandson, Hunter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, James Phelps; brothers, Richard, Sylvester “Babe”, Robert, Carl, Melvin, and James Willis; sisters, Dorothy Crum, Alma Koonce, Delores Work, Bette Moseley, and Norma Ritchey; and two infant siblings.
Helen Josephine Phelps, 97, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 11:42 PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home. A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 01, 2019 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia with Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.... View Obituary & Service Information
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