CHICAGO – Helen G. Forester died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Chicago. She was a retired school teacher
. A native of Plantersville, she was the daughter of the late Maggie Lene Ruff and the late T. Ruben Gibson. She was the granddaughter of the late Robert (Jab) Ruff.
She is survived by her son, Robert Marcus Forester of Los Angeles, Calif.; her daughter, Susan R. Welsh (Maurice) of New Jersey, N.Y.; one sister, Maxine Cummings of Chicago; three grandchildren, Cameron, Brandon and Ryan; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Forester; her parents; grandparents; and her brother, Robert Gibson.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago. A graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. at Oakwoods Cemetery in Chicago. Repast will be at the Second Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m.
Visitation and a wake will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at A.A. Rayner & Sons in Chicago. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is assisting the family locally.