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Helen C. Greimann, age 100, of Shelbyville, and formerly of Bond County, passed away 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, Illinois.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bond County Senior's Center.

Helen Cornelia, the daughter of Floyd and Maud Grace Kuhn Rench, was born February 4, 1916 in Pleasant Mound Township, Bond County, Illinois. She grew up in Pleasant Mound, attended the local schools and Mulberry Grove High School. Helen worked for the Telephone Company for 20 years as an operator.

Helen and Enno W. Greimann were united in marriage on June 6, 1936, in Effingham, Illinois. They enjoyed 53 years together. Enno passed away on December 9, 1989. They had a daughter, who survives, Pat Cruthis of Shelbyville, Illinois. Helen moved to Shelbyville, Illinois in 2004 to be near her daughter. She was an active member of the Bond County Senior's Center.

Helen is survived by her daughter, 2 grand-daughters: Pamela and husband Gary Frost of Belleville, Illinois and Teri and husband Kevin Boehm of Shelbyville, Illinois. Loving great-grandmother of 4: Melina Boehm, Molly Ervin and husband Aaron, Jordan and Megan Frost, great-great-grandmother of 2 boys: Liam and Levi Ervin. She is also survived by a sister Jean Widman of Highland, Illinois.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, husband Enno, son at birth Enno Jr., and siblings: Carroll Rench, Agnes Pringle, Lola at age 12 and Elsie Siebert.
Published on July 5, 2016
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