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Helen Margaret Straub

Helen Margaret Straub

Female 1916 - 2013  (96 years)

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  • Name Helen Margaret Straub 
    Birth 25 Dec 1916 
    Gender Female 
    Death 26 Apr 2013 
    Person ID I43576  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 

    Father Philip Straub,   b. 16 Mar 1893   d. 10 Dec 1977 (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Lela May Morgan,   b. 10 Sep 1895   d. 17 Oct 1925 (Age 30 years) 
    Marriage 21 Feb 1916  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Helen Kenney, 96, of Tremont, passed away at 7:35 am Friday, April 26, 2013, at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin.
      She was born Dec. 25, 1916, in rural Pekin to Philip P. and Lela Mae Morgan Straub. She married Joseph C. Kenney on Sept. 10, 1941, in South Pekin. He passed away Feb. 1, 2007.

      Surviving are one son, Leon C. (Robin) Kenney; one daughter, Phyllis (Vern) Whisenand; two grandchildren, Craig Whisenand and Krista (Steve) Muselman; four great-grandchildren, Hunter and Carter Whisenand and Joseph and Justin Muselman; three step grandchildren, Brandon, Wesley and Sara Lewis and one sister, Mildred Straub of Tremont.

      She was preceded in death by one sister, Marion Birkmeier.

      Helen worked as a maid and house cleaner for Franklin Velde in Pekin, as a midwife nurse on confinement cases delivering babies, at Pekin Hospital in housekeeping, at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria washing engine parts, and at Northwestern Railroad Round House cleaning locomotives and pits. She also worked as a waitress while stationed in Baltimore with her husband during his time in the service and worked at Interlocking Fence Factory in Morton during World War II. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 1236 in Tremont for more than 40 years and cooked meals for Tremont Lions Club for 11 years. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

      Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Davis Mortuary in Tremont. Pastor Josh Beutow will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

      Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Tremont Rescue 702.

      Pekin Daily Times (Pekin, IL) - April 29, 2013