|Mary Helen Todd, 78, of Kirkwood, IL died at 3:25 P.M. Wed. January 27, 2010 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth.
She was born March 26, 1931 in Monmouth, the daughter of John Earl and Susanna Jane (Fife) Bickell. She was raised and educated in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1949.
Helen married Oscar L. Todd at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood on January 21, 1950, and he survives.
She worked for GTE as an Operator, Spurgeon's, Barnes Super Value and retired from Ferrell Gas Co. She loved being with her family, flowers, birds, gardening and her dog Leslie.
She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 2301 of Monmouth.
Her family includes, two sons, Mike (Janine) Todd of Kirkwood, Mark (Laurie) Todd of Monmouth, two daughters, Kim (Mike) Giddings of Monmouth and Lisa (Marty) Waller of Indianapolis, IN, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and on sister, Wilma McIntyre of Galva along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Charles, William and Jimmy and sisters; Blanche, Jane and Phyllis.
Funeral services will 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood. Friends may call on Saturday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where visitation with her family will be one hour prior the services.
Memorials may be left to be designated later. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com.