|Helen Marie Fluke, age 83 of Abingdon, died at 10:08 am Sunday, March 17, 2013 at her home.
She was born December 1, 1929 at St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg, the daughter of Arthur Leroy and Alena Ruth (Youngquist) Kirby. She married Eugene Fluke on September 14, 1950.
Helen is survived by her husband, Eugene; two sons, Robert (Ruth) Fluke of Berwick and Terry (Shirley) Fluke of Avon; three daughters, Linda (Rick) Harshbarger of Abingdon, Jeanie (Devin) Titus of Biggsville and Patty (Jim) Lee of Metamora; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise (Duane) Pratt of Berwick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Michael in 1966, a daughter Sharon in 2008, and one great-grandson.
She graduated from Roseville High School in 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of the Berwick Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Berwick Baptist Church. Rev. Tom Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Babbitt Cemetery near St. Augustine. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Berwick Baptist Church or to the Staff of Western Illinois Kidney Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.