Helen F. Sullivan
SPRINGFIELD-Helen F. Sullivan, 89, died at St. John’s Hospital at 5:50 am Saturday October 27, 2012. She was born October 1, 1923 in Springfield Illinois to Carl H. and Helen C. Metzger Staab. She married Joseph “Joe” Sullivan in January of 1944 and he preceded her in death in May of 2009.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, James, Richard and Bill and a daughter, Molly.
Surviving are her two daughters, Mary Cullen of Springfield, Julie Sullivan of Palm Desert, CA, four sons, Richard (Karen) Sullivan of Park City UT, Michael Sullivan, Gregory (JoAnn) Sullivan and Joseph Sullivan all of Springfield, fourteen grandchildren, Morgan (Jeff) Ambrose of Springfield, Jacob (Kelly) Sullivan of Park City UT, Bailey Sullivan of Salt Lake City, UT, Cara (Shawn) Burnley of Pawnee , Jill (Bryan) Cornell of Mattoon, Sean Sullivan of Chicago, Michael Sullivan of Springfield, Daniel (Erin) Sullivan of Las Vegas NV, Shannon Cullen of Chatham, Lisa Cullen of Phoenix AZ, John Cullen, Jason (Melissa) Ramsey, Joelle (Brian) Eggers, and Joseph Sullivan all of Springfield, twenty great-grandchildren, two brothers, John Staab of Tucson Arizona, Paul Staab of New Orleans LA, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and St. Louise DeMeralac. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield.
She had been employed by the Selective Service, Sacred Heart Credit Union for 12 years and Federated Funeral Directors for 3 years.
Visitation: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Funeral Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday November 2, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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Dear Jay, Judy and Family, We are thinking of you at this sad time. Our love and sympathy to all the Staab/Sullivan Family. Our Faith will tell us she is now receiving her Eternal reward with Our Savior.
To the Sullivans, Your mom was so nice and friendly and I always felt welcome at your house when we were kids. She made me feel she was interested in what I had to say every time I saw her. I'm sad for you all that she's no longer physically with you all, but believe she and Joe are together again and they will be watching out for you, along with Molly and the Crouches and other friends and family who have passed on. May you know peace at this sad time. Much love, Sue
Dear Rich & family Very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her after Mass @ Blessed Sacrament, she would fill me in on the entire family. She was a real sweetie. She sits in the lap of our Lord now, my condolences to entire family.
So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I always remember that smile and soft spoken voice she had. My mother Betty Baker just loved her! My prayers are with the family.
Karen Yaris posted on 11/4/12
I'm so sorry the family lost Helen. I got to know she and Joe rather well after the passing of your sister, Molly. I worked with Molly at the Bureau of Long Term Care. Helen and I had some nice conversations about life, Molly's death, my divorce, etc. Helen was a wonderful woman, loving wife and mother, and it was a privilege for me to know her. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Love, Karen Yaris