Helen Edwina Walsh, nee Parmer, 87, of Cahokia, Ill., born May 1, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Prior to becoming a homemaker, Mrs. Walsh was employed at the American Red Cross in St. Louis, Mo. A quiet woman of few words, Helen's sweet smile showed all that she cared for them. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved playing the piano, singing, watching the Hallmark channel, and meeting with her girls at the hair salon. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy, nee Walsh, Frizzell; her parents, Jesse and Salome, nee Graves, Parmer; and her brother, Jess (Marjorie) Palmer.
She is survived by, and will be greatly missed by her husband of 64 years, Thomas G. Walsh, whom she married Nov. 5, 1949; her children, Tom Jr. (Roxanne) Walsh of Springfield, Mo., Jim (Mary) Walsh, of Belleville, Ill., Jane (Fred) Fournie of Belleville, Ill., and Peg (Dale) Sandheinrich of Columbia, Ill.; a son-in-law, Charlie Frizzell; three grandchildren, Timaree (Eric) Sorlie, Zach (Erin) Walsh and Tom Fournie; four great-grandchildren, Kian, Beckett, Malin and Locke Sorlie; many nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the special care they gave Helen over the course of her illness.
At Helen's request, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Services celebrating Helen's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Paul Weinhoff officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
BRAUN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Braun Family Funeral Home
265 Quarry Rd Columbia, IL 62236
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 24, 2014