Helen E. Murphy, nee Bindics, 95, formerly of O'Fallon, Ill., born Nov. 7, 1920, in Northampton, Pa., passed away Dec. 8, 2015, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, Ill.
Mrs. Murphy was a longtime faithful parishioner at St. Clare Catholic Church. She had previously worked as a tax preparer at H&R Block. Helen enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She and her husband "Murph" traveled often during their retirement years, especially enjoying their visits to Ireland, Rome, and Hawaii.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murphy, whom she married on Jan. 2, 1943, and who died Oct. 14, 2006; her daughter, Charleen Vernier; parents, Stephen and Karoline, nee Kovacs, Bindics; and her brothers, Charles, Istvan, and Geza Bindics.
Surviving are her son, Charles (Sharon) Murphy of Belleville; son-in-law, Kevin (finacee, Lori Key) Vernier of Shiloh; and grandson, Justin Vernier.
Special thanks to the staff at Cedarhurst of Shiloh who always treated Helen just like family.
Memorials are suggested to St. Clare Catholic Church. Please sign the guestbook at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at St. Clare Catholic Church, 1411 Cross St., Shiloh, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at the church, with Rev. James Deiters presiding. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shiloh, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 11, 2015