Helen T. O'Brien
SPRINGFIELD - Helen T. O'Brien, 93, of Springfield, Ill., passed away at 6:23 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at St. John's Hospital.
Helen was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Illiopolis, Ill., the daughter of John Thomas and Theresa Cerny Blair. She married James Patrick O'Brien on April 24, 1948, in Illiopolis. He preceded her in death.
Helen was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She was also a member of the Samaritans of St. John's, the YMCA, Illinois Farm Bureau, and the Over 55 Club.
She is survived by her two sons, John P. (wife, Linda) O'Brien of Springfield and Greg J. (wife, Mary B.) O'Brien of Park Ridge, Ill.; daughter, Colleen A. (husband, James Richard) Atwood of Brighton, Mich.; twelve grandchildren, Sean (wife, Lisa) O'Brien of Morton Grove, Ill., Erin (husband, Brent) Eggleston of Chatham, Moreen (husband, Jacob) Lusk of Springfield, Kevin O'Brien of Springfield, Brian J. Atwood of Chicago, Elizabeth A. Atwood of East Lansing, Mich., Greg T. (partner, Kevin Hughes) O'Brien of Venice, Cal., Justin (wife, Michelle) O'Brien of Clive, Ia., Kyle (wife, Lindsey) O'Brien of Park Ridge, Ill., Josh O'Brien of Chicago, Michael (wife, Kathryn) O'Brien of Minneapolis, Minn., and Stephen O'Brien of Park Ridge, Ill.; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joan Svetlik of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:45 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 E. Lawrence, Springfield with Rev. Peter Harman, celebrant.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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