Helen Julia Grant, nee Reuss, 86, of New Athens, IL, born May 19, 1928 in New Athens, IL, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the New Athens Home for Aged in New Athens, where she had worked for many years as a nurse’s aide. Mrs. Grant was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens and also loved to quilt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses S. “Jack” Grant, 2 sons; Fred A. Meister, Sr. and Dwaine Meister, her daughter; Marsha Grant, 3 brothers; Eugene Reuss, Floyd Reuss and Raymond Reuss, and 2 sisters; Mary Ann Woolford and Marcella Pusater
She is survived by 2 sons; Joe (Marsha) Meister of New Athens, IL and Greg (Vicki) Meister of Mascoutah, IL, 1 sister; Delia (Dale) Sinn of Marissa, IL, 1 brother-in-law; Joe Woolford of New Athens, IL and 1 sister-in-law; Mildred Reuss of New Athens, IL, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren and also by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice or in the form of Mass offerings.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014 and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. James M. Nall officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements