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Helen Grant

Helen Grant

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    Rest in Peace Helen

    Posted by: Vicki Meister – Mascoutah, IL – Daughter-in-law Aug 16, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Will miss seeing you every day Helen. You were a treasure to the New Athens Home, not only as a resident in recent years but the many years that you worked there too.

    Posted by: Kim Aug 16, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    Helen you always made my laugh! Some would say you were mean, oh no not at all!! You loved to tease!!! And I loved to give it right back! We had lots of laughs together over the years. If anyone gave you just a few minutes time, they’d find out just how wonderfully funny you were! And I always was just in awe of your beautiful complexion, it was flawless! I will miss stopping in to visit you and waiting

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    Posted by: Pamela Hargan – Springfield, IL – niece Aug 17, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    I will greatly miss her I was one of very few aides she let take care of her when she first arrived she loved and trusted me I was one she would let transfer her because she trusted me that much I always took good care of her .I’m so sorry for your loss she was greatly loved by me .
    Posted by: Carey Schoenbeck – new athens, IL – i was her cna Aug 21, 2014

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