|Helen Louise Fields, age 90, of Knoxville, Illinois died on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:22 A.M. at Care Center in Abingdon, Illinois.
She was born on September 29, 1919 in Cameron, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Clara Miller Hanson.
She married J. Marshall Fields on October 25, 1942 in Cameron, Illinois.
He preceded her in death on December 9, 2009.
Daughters: Mary Ann (Marv) Blair of Denver, Colorado and Marsha (David) Bailey of Gilson, Illinois
Sons: John M. (Lynn) Fields of Galesburg, Illinois and Robert W. Fields of Knoxville, Illinois
Grandchildren: Karla (Ed) Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen (Robert) St. George of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Kathy Grubb of Galesburg, Illinois
Two Step Grandchildren: Alaina (Jason) Shuey and Brianna Laugesen
Great Grandchildren: Dace, Tyler, Matthew and Madison
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers: Charles and Ralph Hanson and two sisters: Nell Ole and Pearl Clay
She was raised and educated in Cameron, Illinois graduating from Cameron High School. She attended Cottage School of Nursing graduating as a Registered Nurse.
She worked at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois for 28 years, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church, Knox County Home Extension, Egypt Neighbor Bunco Club; Rural Youth Club which developed into the Neighborhood Pinochle Club. She attended all Cottage Alumni and High School reunions.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Bob Herath officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial in Westfall Cemetery in rural Victoria, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the Knoxville United Methodist Church. Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.