Helen Elizabeth Peters, 86, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020, at her home in the Villas of Holly Brook.
She was born November 4, 1933, the daughter of Rex B. and Pearl (Beal) Price in Wabash County, Illinois. Helen graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. On October 13, 1958, Helen married Edward Peters in Wabash County, Illinois. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Helen worked, through the years, at Mt. Carmel Lumber Company and Charles L. Miller Insurance. She enjoyed gardening, walking and working puzzles. The highlight of her life was babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who called her “Gram”.
Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her children Jeanne (Rob) Rabe of Greeley, Colorado, Carol S. (Randy Rigg) Smith of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Linda L. (Jim) Macer of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and Julie A. Peters of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Brandi Macer of Evansville, Indiana, Jacob and Amanda Macer, Jenny and Steve Perry and Drew Smith, all of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Eli and Zeke Macer, Reece, Wade, Kole and Ellie Macer, Dane, Karsyn and Owen Perry; and siblings, Roberta (Leon) Stutzman, Marie Kolb and Jeannette (Gene) Shepard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; siblings, Ruth Wood, James Price, Nelson Price, Julia Adams, Willis Price and George Price.
A graveside service will be held Friday, September 4, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Landes and Poplar Streets.
Memorials may be made to Relay for Life and St. Mary’s School. Envelopes will be available at Short Funeral Home and the graveside service. You can also send memorials on the funeral home website.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
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