Helen I. Streck, nee Ambrose, 89, of Belleville, IL, born February 28, 1927, in Barr Township, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Helen worked for Western Union and for Grimm & Gorly Florist in Belleville before her retirement. She was a former member of Union United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Streck was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Cyril Streck, whom she married on October 15, 1949, and who died on March 28, 1991; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kathleen Streck; her parents, Luther and Lillie, nee Harbaugh, Ambrose; two brothers, James Ambrose and Harold Ambrose; and one sister, Ellajean Moore.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Samuel, Sean, and Stacie Streck;
one sister, Pauline “Polly” King of Scottville, IL;
one brother-in-law, Kenneth Moore of Virden, IL;
two sisters-in-law, Eloise Ambrose of Scottville, IL,
and Eva Ambrose of Tempe, AZ;
close friends and neighbors, Doug and Debbie Reed;
her best friend of 65 years, Maxine Matl;
nieces and nephews;
and other friends.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Harvey Gaither officiating.
Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.