Helen Georgia Park

January 8, 1924January 5, 2014

Helen G. Park, 89, of Williamsville, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Helen was born January 8, 1924 in Springfield, the daughter of Dr. Gerald C. and Grace E. (Beason) Hunt. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Springfield. Helen married Mel Park on July 16, 1944 in Springfield, she worked for Illinois Bell Telephone, the U.S. Government, Illinois Light and Power, Franklin Life Insurance, and the State of Illinois. Helen became a homemaker after the birth of her son and remained so until she passed. Helen was an active member of First Christian Church in Davenport, IA, where she rarely missed a Sunday morning service or Bible study group. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years in Springfield and Davenport, and was active in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She enjoyed working with her husband in a number of fund drives which included the Salvation Army, American Heart Association, and blood bank drives with the Rock Island Rotary Club. She was widely known for the beautiful hand work she created. Surviving Helen are her loving husband of 69 years Mel, her son Scott (Kim) of Williamsville, grandchildren: Anthony (Billi) of Auburn, Andrew (Stephanie) of Athens, Angela (Jon) of Sherman, her great-grandchildren: Gavin, Connor, William, John, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Bryce, step-granddaughter Shannon Smith of Williamsville, and step-great-granddaughter, Jade Moughan. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, January 11, at 10 am at Bisch & Son Funeral Home 505 E Allen St. Springfield, IL 62703. The family will greet friends from 9 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville. In lieu of flowers donations in Helen's name may be made to First Christian Church in Davenport, IA Please share in Helen's "Online Life Remembered Story" at


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

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January 10, 2014

Dear Mel,
So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. You two made a great christian couple and did so much for others. I still can see the two of you sitting up front in church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God blessings be with you during this difficult time. Patti Latchaw

Coleen Workman

January 10, 2014

Kim and family...thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ...she is at peace now.

Dave & Cindy Broadie

January 9, 2014

How sad we were to hear that Helen is gone. We have so many memories of her as our neighbor for 25+ years; such a sweet, gentle, kind person. Our family will all miss her but our memories of her will live on. Mel, you are in our thoughts & prayers. We hope to be there on Saturday.

January 9, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

John & Felicia Brown

January 9, 2014

Angela & Family,
I was saddened to hear of your grandmothers passing and I take solace in the words of the Bible that tell us that those who mourn will be blessed.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I know that God will shed his blessings of peace and comfort on your family.

American Heart Association

January 9, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Linda Patton

January 9, 2014

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. My sincere condolences and prayers.