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Helen R. Fleming

Helen R. Fleming
Helen Ruth (Henson) Fleming, nee Gargus, 83, of New Athens, IL, born January 21, 1938, in Paris, TN, passed away on Thursday January 6, 2021, with her family by her side.  Mrs. Fleming retired after 38 years as a secretary at Touchette Regional Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Lloyd and Helen (Beville) Gargus, her first husband – David A. Henson who passed away in 1975 and her second husband – James A. Fleming, who passed away in 2006, two brothers – Frances B. Gargus, who died in the Vietnam War, Richard Gargus and her sister – Robbie Ann Dunham.
Helen is survived by three daughters – Helen (Jeff) Paulson, Margaret (Jeff Tucker) Henson and Davida (Tim) Karban, all of New Athens, IL, five grandchildren – David (Lindsey Abegg) Henson, Brandon Paulson, Justin Elkins, Christopher Karban, Eric Karban, one step granddaughter – Nicole (Robert) Crider, one great grandson – Nolan J. Henson, and two step great grandchildren – Caleb and Chloe Crider.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by her faithful companion – Trixie.
Memorials in Mrs. Fleming’s honor may be made to Hospice of Southern IL ot to the Belleville Area Humane Society.
In keeping with Helen’s wishes, private family services are to be observed.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. Gail Dieffenbach Slusar says:

    I’m so sorry for you family’s loss. She joins our loved ones who have gone before, and now will be in the cheering section of those who are still on earth. May God give comfort to those who mourn her loss.

  2. Shirley Tyra says:

    Annette, Margaret, Davida & Families,
    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember Aunt Helen’s smile!
    Love you all,
    Shirley & Mark Tyra

  3. Patti Brown says:

    She was one of a kind. Sweet sweet lady. I always laughed when she called me Fat Pat.

  4. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    So sorry for the loss of Helen. She was a kind woman. Our thoughts are with her family.

  5. David and Barbara Nolan says:

    Condolences to my cousins of Aunt Helen. I remember her fondly and the days spent together in my youth. I cherish the memories. Praying for all of you guys.

  6. Terry (Winn) Hosutt & Don Hosutt says:

    Prayers and love to my cousins and their families in the loss of “Aunt Helen”. Bless you all. You are in our prayers.

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  1. Prayers and love to my cousins and their families in the loss of “Aunt Helen”. Bless you all. You are in our prayers.

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  2. Condolences to my cousins of Aunt Helen. I remember her fondly and the days spent together in my youth. I cherish the memories. Praying for all of you guys.

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  3. So sorry for the loss of Helen. She was a kind woman. Our thoughts are with her family.

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  4. She was one of a kind. Sweet sweet lady. I always laughed when she called me Fat Pat.

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  5. Annette, Margaret, Davida & Families,
    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember Aunt Helen’s smile!
    Love you all,
    Shirley & Mark Tyra

    Reply
  6. I’m so sorry for you family’s loss. She joins our loved ones who have gone before, and now will be in the cheering section of those who are still on earth. May God give comfort to those who mourn her loss.

    Reply

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