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Barbara A. Helmedag

Barbara A. Helmedag

Barbara A. Helmedag, age 92, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in her home. She was born on December 16, 1929 in Marcelline, IL the daughter of Bennett and Bertha (Stoll) Bisell. She was a graduate of Quincy High School. She married Harold 'Hank' Helmedag on April 10, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1980.

Barbara was the bookkeeper for 'The Mirror' for over 25 years. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Barbara liked playing golf. She also enjoyed collecting antique dolls and making clothes for them.

She is survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Marsha Merkel and Terri Helmedag both of Quincy.
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Jeff Merkel of Quincy and Jennifer Merkel Howie of Chatham, IL
TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Julia Howie and Kiersten Howie.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Phyllis Poulter and a son-in-law: William Merkel.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Mary Alsup
Springfield, IL
Comments:
My deepest condolences Jennifer to you and your family!
From:
David and Danielle Schlosser
Wentzville, MO
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Helmedag and Merkel Families. Grandma Barb will be missed.
From:
Diana Keller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss Marcia
From:
Karen Hochgraber
Quincy, IL
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Marsha keeping you & your family in my prayers!
From:
Shannon Burnette
Cambridge, MD
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Sending so much love to you, Terri, during this difficult time.
From:
MARTHA DOOLEY
LEES SUMMIT, MO
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Peace and comfort to all of you on your loss of your loved one. I didn’t realize she worked at The Mirror. I know your memories will keep her close.
From:
Barbara Holford Jurgens
Towanda, IL
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Very sorry for your loss Marsha. My sympathy to you and your family.
From:
Jan & Ron Sutherland
Quincy, IL
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Masha, Terri, Jennifer & Jeff,
Ron and I are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
From:
Susan Morgan
Saint Louis, MO
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I have so many fond memories of Barb. My deepest condolences at this sad time.
From:
Susan Morgan
Saint Louis, MO
Comments:
Such fond memories of Barb. Love to you all.
From:
Jan Frese
Quincy, IL
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Marsha and family, so sorry for your loss. I know you were very close to your mom and a very good daughter! Let the good memories get you through the hard times.
From:
Connie Marsh
Camp Point, IL
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We have missed Barbara at our support group meetings. We were always blessed by her presence. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
From:
James Vahle
Brentwood, TN
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SHE WAS AN AMAZING WOMAN (YOU TWO DAUGHTERS ARE BLESSED THAT SHE WAS AN AMAZING MOTHER AND VERY CONSIDERATE AMONG OTHER PEOPLE CONNIE AND I SEND OUR CONDOLENCES
From:
Angie Lohmeyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss Marcia thinking of you and your family