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Helen M. Taylor

June 19, 1933 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 84)

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January 2, 2018

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
January 2, 2018

11:30 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
801 Lundy St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

  Helen M. Taylor, 84, of Streator passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at her residence in Streator.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.  Rev. Fr. Raymond Guthrie will officiate.

  Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. Tuesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.  The rosary will be recited at 8:30 A.M.

  Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator.  Pallbearers will be, Jason Likes, Jeremiah Pulliam, Jessie Sechrest, Keegan Robins, Layton Sechrest, Cody Robins and Shawn Henson.

  Born June 19, 1933 in Ancona she was the daughter of LeRoy and Helen (Vinsek) Kenney.  She married William R. Taylor on September 26, 1959 at St. Anthony Church, Streator.  He preceded her in death on May 9, 2015.

  She is survived by daughters, Denise (Kevin) Likes of Odell, Susan (David) Sechrest of Cape Coral, Florida and Pamela (Butch) Rogers of Odell; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Kenney of Wenona, Margaret Fraher of Pontiac and Sharon (Jack) Schneider of Barrington.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Kevin and Gregory Taylor; a great grandson, Tyler M. Henson; and brothers, LeRoy Kenney and John Kenney.

  She lived in the Odell and Streator areas her lifetime.  She was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.

  Helen was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and was ecstatic when they won the 2016 World Series.  She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls.  She was an avid gardener and loved flowers of all kinds.  She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spending time with all of them more than anything else.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

  Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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