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Carol J. (O'Neal) Helkey

May 30, 1933 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 85)



   Carol J. Helkey, 85, of Quincy, passed away at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday (March 5, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born May 30, 1933 in Ripley, Illinois, Carol was the daughter of Norris "Bud" and Eletha C. Lawler O'Neal.  She married Kenneth G. Helkey on July 22, 1951 in Rushville, Illinois.  He survives.

   Carol attended Central Baptist Church.  She was an avid Quincy Blue Devil Basketball fan and enjoyed traveling with Ken, especially their trips to Branson.  Family was most important to Carol and she loved the time she shared with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   A graduate of Rushville High School, Carol was employed as a bookkeeper for Mercantile Bank and as a secretary at Helkey Electric and most recently Century Signs in Quincy.

   Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Kenneth; two sons, Steve Helkey (Bev) of Quincy and Stanley Helkey (Jill) of Quincy; a son in law, Ed Hull of Quincy; five grandchildren, Dana Golden (Dan), Cory Wright (Melissa Turner), Derrek Helkey, Kara Johnson (Bret) and Lane Clark (Brian); six step grandchildren, Whitney Giesinig (Eric), Natalie Schwartz (Travis), Hope Rossmiller, Jason Hull, Nick Hull and Tracy Schoonover (Jerry); seven great grandchildren, Casey Golden, Kelly Golden, Addelyn Johnson, Kinley Johnson, Brantley Clark and twins, Macy Clark and Khloe Clark; six step great grandchildren, Nora Giesing, Madi Hull, Sydney Hull, Dylan Schoonover, Blake Schoonover and Cole Schoonover; a sister, Sandra Emerick of Rushville, IL; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Carol was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sharon Hull; and a brother in law, Roger Emerick.
   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Ehresman and Pastor Jason Sommerfeldt officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Great River Honor Flight or Central Baptist Church. 

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