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Henness, Helen M.
Helen M. Henness, 79, of 1424 N. Cedar St. Galesburg died 9:20 AM Sunday October 4, 2009 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born May 10, 1930 in Galesburg to Harry C. and Helen H. Heintz Townsley. She married Frederick C. Henness August 27, 1949 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death May 13, 1999.

Surviving are 2 sons Robert C. (and Mary) Henness of Galesburg and Ronald A. (and Maureen) Henness of Roanoke, TX, a brother Albert T. Townsley of Galesburg, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Helen worked for Swedough doughnut restaurant for 13 years and Parkdrive Dairy for 12 years both in Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High in 1948. She attended First Christian Church in Galesburg.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday October 8, 2009 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Greg Fitch officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 - 10:00 AM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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