Helen Virginia Naffziger

September 24, 1919January 2, 2019

Helen Virginia Naffziger, 99, of Orchard Park, NY, formerly of East Peoria, entered into rest on January 2, 2019 in Buffalo, New York. She was born to Wash A and Cordie S. Barker on September 24, 1919. She was the beloved wife of Warren E. Naffziger. He preceded her in death, along with one daughter Linda Sue Naffziger, and a brother W. M. Barker. Helen was the devoted mother of two daughters Dr. Nancy (Dr. Daniel Brown) Naffziger and Nina Naffziger Nissen; and the cherished grandmother to five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Friends may call upon the family 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. On-line condolences and tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Helen Virginia Naffziger

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Sandy Clayton

January 8, 2019

Nina, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I know that she was special to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't remember the circumstances of why I was at her/your house, but I met her many years ago. I worked for you and with you at the Peoria County Courthouse. I think of you often and would love to catch up some time as I've lost track of you over the years. Do you remember the time we went to one of the clubs downtown during Halloween? You wore a wedding dress and I wore a bridesmaids dress. You won't know or remember my married name; my maiden name was Layne.

Bobbie & Bil Rice

January 8, 2019

Dear Nancy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy and prayers. So sorry we could not attend funeral today for your mother.

Esther Webber

January 8, 2019

Nina, Nancy and the family of Helen Naffziger,
Sorry to read of the passing of your mother, grandmother and loved one in the paper
today. Mrs. Naffziger was such a lovely and thoughtful person. I know you can take
comfort in the fact that she had a life well lived and the fact that she was loved and
wonderfully cared for in her later years by her loving family. May the Grace of
God be with you at this time and in the days ahead.