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.
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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.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 12, 2014