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Helen M. Roe, 101

Oct 4, 2015

Helen Roe

Winnebago Helen Mae Roe, age 101, of Winnebago, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Truman Senior Living.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct.1, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Burial was in Basey Cemetery, Winnebago Township.

Helen was born Oct. 3, 1913, in Nashville Township, the daughter of Stanley and Emma (Ritter) Holtz. She attended school in Winnebago and graduated from Winnebago High School. On March 3, 1933 she married Wilbur E. Roe together they had four children Barbara, Maurice, Linda, and Cheryl.

Helen loved working in the flower garden, canning/freezing the produce she and Wilbur grew. She was a founding member of the Parker Oaks Auxiliary, and was very active with the church being involved with women’s association and Sunday school. She and Wilbur worked together as the church janitors for over 16 years. But most of all she enjoyed her family and friends; she just loved making people happy.

She is survived by her son, Maury (Joyce) Roe, of Winnebago; daughter, Linda (David) Graumann, of Golden Valley, daughter, Cheryl (Richard) Goraczkowski, of Amboy; nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur; daughter Barbara Wagner; granddaughter Shelley Roe; sister Bonnie Classon; and son-in-law Al Wagner.

Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com