Helen L. (Heinecke) Smith

Born: Mon., Feb. 14, 1927
Died: Tue., Jun. 28, 2016


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 02, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Graveside Service

12:15 PM Sat., Jul. 02, 2016
Location: Greenmount Cemetery

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   Helen Louise Smith, 89, of Quincy, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday (June 28, 2016) in Good Samaritan Home.

   Born February 14, 1927 in Quincy, Illinois, Helen was the daughter of Eugene Martin and Catherine Hannah (Elligsen) Heinecke. She married Harry F. Smith on October 12, 1946 at Salem Church in Quincy.  He preceded her in death on October 30, 2009.  

  Helen was a life long active member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Afternoon Guild.  A Die Hard Cubs fan, Helen was also an avid bowler, bowling on the same Tuesday night league in Quincy for 60 years.

   Helen was a graduate of Quincy High School.  She devoted her life to her family who will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt, caregiver and babysitter.

   Survivors include her two sons, Harry Smith II (Penny) of Springfield, IL and Garry Smith (Kim) of Harrisburg, NC; five grandchildren, Heather Ivers (Pat) of Athens, IL, Jason Smith (Kelly) of O' Fallon, MO, Corry Smith (Tiffiny) of Fairfield, CA, Abbey Smith of Harrisburg, NC, Emily Smith of Harrisburg, NC; ten great grandchildren, Ilona and Katelyn Ivers of Springfield, IL, Dylan Doggette of Harrisburg, NC, Preston Roper of Harrisburg, NC, Matthew, Ryan and Hailey Smith of O' Fallon, MO, Natalie, Lily, and Lindsey Smith all of Fairfield, CA; a brother, Dale Heinecke (Dorothy) of Madison, WI; three sisters, Frances Keppner of Lewistown, MO, Kay Ginther (Steve) of Quincy, and Frances Ann Heinecke of Quincy; a step brother, Frank "Sonny" Hutmacher (Georgetta) of Springfield, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; a brother, Eugene Richard "Bud" Heinecke; and a step sister, Viola Hutmacher- Suits.  

   Graveside services will be held Saturday afternoon at 12:15 in Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Richard Martin officiating.  

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  

   Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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Norma Rackett
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
Kay I am so very sorry for your loss and know that if we were in Quincy, we'd attend the funeral for sure. Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family.

Larry J. Mock
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
Sending my sympathy and thoughts of care for the entire Smith and Heinecke families during this time of loss and final goodbyes. Helen will live on eternally as long as the people who knew her think of her and remember the influence she had upon them. May those that were with her through out her extended illness find peace and rest. Helen has been released from bodily issues to only find eternal peace. Sending thoughts of family care to you all.

sheila lucero
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
my heart is full of sadness , the most beautiful lady that I ever had the chance to be friends with is gone. I know she is at peace now, and with Harry,but she will always be missed. to the family, I am so sorry for your loss. good bye my sweet friend. love you always, rest in peace

Hal Koenig
   Posted Thu June 30, 2016
Awesome lady!

Linda Bessling
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
I am so sorry that I cannot be there with you today, but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Loosing a mother and grandmother leaves a hole that never can be filled. But I hope that you will find comfort in all the memories that you made over the years. May God help your heart to mend.

Rodney Hoffman
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Harry and family,

I was saddened to hear of your families loss. I know that the thoughts and prayers of many are with you.

   Posted Mon July 04, 2016
Helen was a sweet gem that I met on AL and she and I grew close to one another before and after she went back home briefly. We were neighbors and she thought that was pretty neat! Helen will be very missed. Thoughts and many prayers!

   Posted Mon July 04, 2016
Helen was a wonderful woman with a beautiful personality. She was a pleasure to take care for and she will be greatly missed. My condolences.

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