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Helen V. VanHyning

Helen V. VanHyning, 84 of Streator passed away Friday evening (April 29th) at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 – 11 AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Services will be held Thursday at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Helen was born on March 31, 1932 in Jerseyville, IL to Carey and Bertha (Kirby) Rhoads.  She married James VanHyning on September 4, 1970.  He passed away on November 21, 2003.

Surviving are daughters Cheryl Hampton of Streator, Cathy Rouse of Mexico, MO, son, Donald Martin of Georgia, 7 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, brother John Rhoads of Godfrey, IL.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Jeana Carter, granddaughter Monica Evans, great-grandson Juan Flores Jr., sisters, Catherine Handling, Betty Wilson, Mary Houseright and Doris Garncarz and brothers Robert and Carl Rhoads.

Helen and her husband Jim were foster parents with YSB for over 17 yrs.  She attended the First Assembly of God.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

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A candle was lit in memory of Helen VanHyning

Keke May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Helen was a very sweet person who was full of spirit and love she was a good person who always made me laugh just from knowing her the little time I did working at the nursing home I got attached to her she will be truly miss

Keke May 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen VanHyning

Ronald and Diana McFarland May 2 2016 12:00 AM

I know Aunt Helen will be missed by many people. Maybe she is where I got my fostering skills.
Wonderful lady and I am her brother Carl's youngest daughter.

Ronald and Diana McFarland May 2 2016 12:00 AM