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1. Photo Helen Arvilla Cherry was born on 21 Oct 1916 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. She died on 6 May 1995 in Saint Joseph's Hospital, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois.1 She was buried on 10 May 1995 in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.1 She was educated Browns Business College in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois. She was a member of Eastern Star. She died from a stroke.2
The text of Helen's obituary follows:
Helen Heinzmann
CARLYLE - Helen A. Heinzmann, 78, of Carlyle died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.
She was born Oct. 21, 1916, in Mt. Vernon, daughter of Frank C. and Hazel A. (Sargent) Cherry. She married Carl Heinzmann on Nov. 20, 1936, in Salem, and he survives in Carlyle.
Other survivors include one son, Frankie Heinzmann of Universal City, Texas; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Johnson of Ridgewood, N.J.; two brothers, Neil F. Cherry and J. Hall Cherry, both of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Heinzmann was former co-owner with her husband of Carl's DX-Sunoco Station in Carlyle and a retired bus driver for Carlyle Unit One Schools, for which she had worked 12 years. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School and Brown's Business College in St. Louis [sic...actually, it was in Centralia]. She was a member of First United Methodist church in Carlyle, past worthy matron and secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star and former secretary for Modern Woodmen.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Eastern Star service will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Association, Sunrise Regional Hospice, Alzheimer's Foundation, First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice and will be received at the funeral home.