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Helen Fay Fessler

Helen Fay Fessler

Helen Fay Fessler, age 75, of Quincy, died on Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born on January 10, 1944 in Quincy the daughter of Lewis and Helen (Taylor) McClelland. She married Richard Fessler on December 29, 1962. He survives. Helen was a graduate of Unity High School. She worked in the UPC department at Wal-Mart for many years until her retirement in 2008. She was of the Catholic Faith.

Helen loved to shop. She also enjoyed traveling. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent with family, especially her grandkids.

In addition to her husband, Helen is also survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Barry Fessler and his wife Teresa of Quincy; Scott Fessler and his wife Jill of Springfield, IL and Susan Kelso and her husband Bill also of Springfield.
SIX GRANDCHILDREN: Jessica and Ashley Fessler; Max Fessler; Carter, Olivia and Jack Kelso.
THREE STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Braxton, Logan and Gannon Lanier

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Lynn McClelland and a sister: Sue Von Burg.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Quincy Boat Club. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Cancer Research or to the Quincy Humane Society. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Kelly Davied
Carthage, IL
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Prayers to the family, she was a beautiful lady and will always be remembered.
From:
Dorothy Mowrer
Lewistown, IL
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My heartfelt sympathy to Dick and your loving family.
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Ann (Stockhecke) Kooken
Quincy, IL
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I have such "wonderful memories" of Helen Fay and I growing up and being best friends all through grade school. I will always remember her. Please know I am thinking about you all and praying God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength.
From:
Lynette Bringer
La Grange, MO
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My heart goes out to your family. Helen was such an amazing, and kind woman.
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Jill burgess
Quincy, IL
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One of a kind you were sweet Helen! Beautiful, funny, strong. We already miss that beautiful smile and kindness that you brought to everyone you knew! Give my husband a big hug for me when you see him!❤️❤️❤️
From:
Sandy Schulte
QUINCY, IL
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Dick, sorry to hear of this. You are in our thoughts.
From:
Tanci Cuthbertson
Sherman, TX
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I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your memories bring you some comfort.
From:
Mike and Frances
Carthage, IL
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Mom, my fiance and I want to express our deepest sympathy. Helen was one of moms very best friends. She was like a second mother to me. Rest in Peace sweet lady. You'll always be remembered.
From:
Lori Anderson
Quincy, IL
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I worked with helen for many years. What a wonderful, beautiful, kind friend she was. Heaven is rejoicing at her arival home! Sending prayers and love to your family during this time.
From:
Benita Boone
Pittsfield, IL
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Sending My Heartfelt Sympathy to Richard Fessler and Family.
I worked with Helen for many years. She was a friend, co-worker, kind, beautiful, and friendly person.
Helen will sure be miss and Heaven has gain another Angle.
From:
Andrea Leverton
Springfield, IL
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Kelso and Fessler Families,
Kip and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Nancy Gaebel
Swansea, IL
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Sorry to hear about Helen. Sympathy and prayers to Her family. She was a great gal
From:
Amy Derrick
Quincy, IL
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How lucky I was to have Helen Fay as my godmother and aunt. I love you forever and already miss you.
From:
Loretta(Vander Maiden) Wardlow
Fowler, IL
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Richard and Family I am so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I have many fond memories of our growing up years in Mendon and going to school together. Every time in later years when our paths crossed she always had a very sweet smile and a welcome chat. She will be missed very much. Prayers of comfort to all of you. Rest in Peace dear lady.
From:
Sheryl Snook
Camp Point, IL
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So sorry to hear your loss of a wonderful loving lady! I worked with Helen for many yrs at Walmart & loved her!! Prayers and hugs to all her family.
From:
Hannah (Nelson) Hinnen
Galena, IL
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So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fessler family.
From:
Pam & Rod Campbell
Colchester, IL
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We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Helen. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time and praying for your comfort.
From:
TOM LEEPER
LIMA, IL
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A TRULY WONDERFUL & AWESOME LADY!
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Pam Bohrer
Pleasant Plains, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have all been through a very difficult time. I pray you find a little comfort knowing your love one is no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Pam Bohrer
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Jill Connet
Carthage, IL
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I had known Helen for more than 40 years and she was one of those people that made you feel better about yourself just by being around her. It's been an honor to know the whole Fessler family and I send my very deep condolences.
From:
Phil
Mendon, DE
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Dick,
Thoughts and prayers from Bonnie and I are with you and your family.
From:
Wendi Whitaker
Carthage, IL
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Susan (and the rest of the Fessler clan) I’m so,so sorry to hear of your loss. Helen was the best combination of class, beauty, and humor I’ve ever seen. I’m sure your hearts are breaking. Know that loving thoughts and prayers are surrounding you through it all. Remember all the laughter and it will surely help.

Love you all!