The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 31, 2012

Helen King


DANVILLE — Helen King, 91, of Danville, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2012, at her home.

She was born May 17, 1921, in Armstrong to Roy and Maude (Frye) Ellett.

Helen married Edwin King on Aug. 23, 1938. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage.

Helen loved to play euchre and bingo and enjoyed spending time in her garden and reading.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Ruth King, of Danville, and Pamela Leonard, of Thomasboro; 12 grandchildren, Cara King, Marla Tuggle, Todd King, Sara Moore, Kelly Huron, Krissi Smith, Scotty King Jr., Eric King, Lorie Santicola, Rich Leonard, Lisa Mennenga and Michael Leonard; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Jeanette King; and one sister, Barbara Houle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; two sons, Edwin King and Scotty King; one daughter-in-law, Linda King; one brother, Leroy Ellett; and one great-granddaughter, Kourtney Leonard.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Sunset Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Bill Carpenter officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Collison Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in her name to Faith Church of Christ or American Cancer Society.

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