Helen M. Mank

Helen M. Mank, nee Freel, 95, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, July 16, 1915, in Bath, IL, died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Lincoln Home in Belleville.

Mrs. Mank worked as a Bookkeeper with Armour & CO and was employed with Stix Baer and Fuller of St. Louis. She was a past member of Jobs Daughters Bethel #20 and the Belleville Friendship Club.


She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Elmer G. Mank to whom she was married to for 50 years
  • Parents: Carl and Edna, nee Lerch, Freel
  • Sister: Mary Lea Newgent
  • Brother: Edwin "Bud" Freel 
  • 1 Grandson

Surviving are her:

  • Children:
    • Judi (Floyd) Voyles of Belleville, IL
    • Tom (Janice) Mank of St. Charles, MO
    • Jim (Sue) Mank of Rogers AR
  • 10 Grandchildren
  • 16 Great Grandchildren
  • 4 Great Great-Grandchildren
  • 2 Nieces

Helens' laughs and smiles will be missed by all who knew her. She loved to get together with friends and family. Our lives are so much richer for having known and loved her.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Cosgrove's Soup Kitchen. PO Box 3310, E. St. Louis, IL 62203.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Joe Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

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