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Lomax, Helen R.
Helen R. Lomax, 88, of Downers Grove, formerly of Hermon, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Knox Co. to Harrison G. and Stella Townsend Routh, she married William D. Lomax on June 7, 1944, in Knox Co. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Stephen (and Chris) of Downers Grove; one daughter, Janice Farnam of El Paso, TX; five grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

She received a degree in home economics from UICU, and master's degrees in guidance and counseling from DePaul U. and in counseling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

She began her career as a homemaker. Her second career was as a guidance counselor at Herrick Middle School in Downers Grove until her retirement.

Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 25 at Abingdon Cemetery. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to Salvation Army, St. Thomas Hospice or the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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