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Doris I. Helmers-Young

July 12, 1922 - July 27, 2007

Doris I. Helmers-Young

SPRINGFIELD. Doris I. Helmers-Young, 85, of Springfield, died Friday, July 27, 2007 at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born July 12, 1922 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of James Joseph and Doris Irene Moore Ryan. She married John Young in 1987; he preceded her in death in 1995. Her parents; two previous husband, Phillip L. Graf and Joseph Helmers; one son, Marvin Graf; and one sister, Mary Morgan, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Young worked for the Illinois Secretary of State for 24 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors: three daughters, Phyllis Graf of Springfield, Betty Ann Moyer of Springfield, and Linda Jo Beagle of Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Marilyn Graf, Zachary Young, Jamie Moyer, and Ryan Donovan; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Liam, Connor, Natalie, and Aaron; three brothers, James Ryan of Florida, John E. (wife, Ida) Ryan, Sr. of Springfield, and Donald Lee Ryan of Ft. Worth, TX; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Aloysius Church.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2007. Services: 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2007, Reverend Mark Schulte officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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