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:
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
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
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.