Helen M., nee Besancenez, Tadlock, 92, of Marissa, IL; born on November 19, 1922 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mrs. Tadlock was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. Her most joyous times were spent with her family. She loved to travel especially with her family. Some of her travels included annual visits to the beaches of Florida, several trips to White River in Arkansas, Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. Helen loved to cook and feed everyone. In her younger years she worked in factories. She helped the war effort by making shells. Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She had a kind heart and a true kindred spirit. She will be greatly missed but will live on through the many lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Alex and Marie, nee Benz, Besancenez. Her loving husband – Leslie D. Tadlock whom she married on June 8, 1944 in St. Louis, MO and who passed away on April 17, 2005. Three brothers – Bud Besancenez; Roy Besancenez; Harry Besancenez.
She is survived by her children – Dale (Cheryl) Tadlock of Marissa, IL; Larry (Debbie) Tadlock of Pinckneyville, IL; Don (Debbie) Tadlock of Sparta, IL; Karen (Tom) Wright of Marissa, IL; Marilyn (Scott) Maynard of Sparta, IL. Her grandchildren – Todd Tadlock; Laurie Tadlock; Renee (Jerry) Whitener; Lisa Tadlock; David (Cathy) Tadlock; Dora (Rhett) Reckmann; Jesse (Sara) Maynard; Candice (Jarod) McLaughlin. Her great-grandchildren – Bethany; Ashlyn; Aaron; Evan; Jacob; Seth; Caleb; Ethan; Alexis; Memphis; Canyon; Peyton; Maci; Mallori; Jase. One sister – Dorothy Grimes of St. Louis, MO. One brother – Marvin Besancenez of St. Louis, MO.
“Even though you cannot see the bird sing if you listen you can hear him with your heart.”
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Marissa.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Rebecca Williams officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.