Helen L. Fleming

Helen L. Fleming, nee Hillier, 86, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, February 28, 1924, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.

Mrs. Fleming was a life member of Community of Life Church in Shiloh, IL, former member of Queen City #697 O.E.S., and a Brownie Scout Leader. She did child care in her home and she was known as mom and Grandma to all. She was secretary to the village clerk at Washington Park, IL and a member of the Weekday Warroirs at church which made lap blankets for the veterans. She loved to crochet, camping with husband, pottery painting, shopping, crafts, helped young Peace makers club and a avid gardner. Her East St. Louis class of 1942 still has quarterly meetings for lunch.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Charles W. Fleming Sr.
  • Parents: Jesse William and Anna nee Frankl Hillier
  • Sisters
    • Irene Erhardt
    • Doris Greer
  • Brother: Jesse Hillier
  • Babies
    • Joyce Hillier
    • Arthur Hillier

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Janet (Charles) Sadler of East Carondelet, IL
    • Dennis L. (Alane) Fleming of Belleville, IL
    • Charles (Liz) Fleming Jr. of Millstadt, IL
    • Rosemary (John) Smith of Granite City, IL
    • Bonnie (Larry) Wagner of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Viola Wharton of Sandy, OR
  • Grandchildren
    • Keith Sadler
    • Janna Sadler
    • Patrick (Julie) Fleming
    • Tammy (Fiance Jerry Reeves) Fleming
    • Tanya Fleming
    • Tiffany Beaupre
    • Shawn Fleming
    • Jason (Michelle) Fleming
    • Nikki (Corey) Hughes
    • Katrina Smith
    • Zachary (Courtney) Smith
    • Ann Marie (Bill) Cook
    • Adam (Kristen) Wagner
  • Best Friend: Joyce Burdell
  • 22 Gr. Grandchildren

Special thanks to Hospice of Southern Illinois for the wonderful care.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Community of Christ Church of Shiloh building fund.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 6:00pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Community of Christ Church in Shiloh, IL, with Rev. Bonnie Wagner officiating. By her request cremation was held with private family interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO .

Condolences left for Helen L. Fleming:

    this is not a condolence, this is a testimony of my love for my mother, she has been my mother, my kids grandmother, and my grand kids great grandma, she has been my best friend, my reason to stay strong in hard time, she has been my listening ear, she has shown me more love for things I would have never thought possible. She has been my life companion, my helper, my gardener, my house keeper, my inspiration, she was my rock, my best friend and shopping companion, my painting partner, she has held my hand in good times and bad. there was not a mean thing in her life, she was always positive. I will miss her always, but I know that there is no more pain, she will never cry out at night with pain. I love you Mom, keep a watch over me and keep in straight on the right path . your loving daughter Bonnie

    Bonnie Wagner Belleville Illinois 62221