Helen L Harper

December 1, 1936May 31, 2018

Helen L. Harper, age 81, of Pekin, formerly of Havana, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:35 a.m. at the Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born Dec. 1, 1936 in Peoria to Carl and Frances (Stanley) Barnett. She married James Harper on Dec. 7, 1952 in Peoria. He passed away Jan .20, 1992 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters: Cheryl (James) Hance of Havana, Judy (John) White of Pekin, two sons: Jim (Jamie) Harper of Bartonville, Gary (Joyce) Harper of Pekin, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one brother, James (Joyce) Barnett of Peoria. Helen worked at Keystone Steel and Wire for 28 years retiring on May 31, 1999. She was a member of the Havana Southern Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery. You may view Helen’s obituary online at


  • Carl Barnett, Father
  • Frances (Stanley) Barnett, Mother
  • Cheryl (James) Hance, Daughter
  • Judy (John) White, Daughter
  • Jim (Jamie) Harper, Son
  • Gary (Joyce) Harper, Son
  • ~ Nine ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Nine ~, Great Grandchildren
  • James (Joyce) Barnett, Brother
  • She was also preceded in death her husband and by two sisters and two brothers


  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Helen L Harper

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