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Helen K. Welsh

Helen K. Welsh, 101 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on May 6, 1916 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Thomas and Victoria (Shupenus) Kwedar. She married Howard Welsh on February 21, 1941 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1997. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and she was a retired claims supervisor for the Social Security Administration.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jane Welsh of New Hampshire and Victoria Welsh of California. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

It was Helens wish to be cremated and there will be no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in rural Taylorville.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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R Michael Jeisy Dec 2 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry. Helen was a honored member of our fa,mily. I always enjoyed our telephone conversations. She was a very special lady and I will miss her.

Becky Wright and family Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Helen is my neighbor. My wife Debbie and I moved into this neighborhood in 1985. We live across the alley one house to the left of the house directly across from Helen's. Debbie and I moved here with two young daughters who were 10 and 7 years old. Later one of our daughters moved back home with us with her two young children when she divorced her husband. Helen and Howard both interacted with us, our children and grand children. They were great neighbors. Helen was very fond of my grandson Daniel (Dano to me and 'Danny' to Helen). Dano lived with us 95 % of his life. Dano considers our house is home. I have always been his father figure. During his growing up years, I can proudly say that I never had to punish him physically. All I had to do was scold him for his actions. This was enough punishment for Dano. Dano didn't and still doesn't want to disappoint me ever. Dano is currently serving in the army and stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky. We are very proud of him. This past 3-4 months, Debbie and I always said to each other that we should go over and see Helen and visit with her. I feel very sadden for not doing this. I was hoping to bring 'Danny' over to visit with her too when he was back home on leave. I know Helen would have loved to see him and us. i deeply regret not doing this. I will never forget Helen's darkest time when she lost Howard. I see Helen out in the alley by the fire spot a couple weeks after she lost Howard and went to her and asked her how she was doing. I was so glad I was able to give her some comfort on her devastating loss. Old long time neighbors bond and watch out for each other. They share a tiny piece of their lives with each other in that bond. Helen was the last rock in the neighborhood. Just knowing she is gone hurts me deeply. I will miss Helen always. In sympathy, John Radzimanowsky

John W. Radzimanowsky Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Helen. She was such a nice lady and neighbor. Always interested in what was going on in our lives and so kind to our grandchildren. May she rest in eternal peace. Peg & Gary Fry

Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM