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Helen M. Appleby

May 25, 1909 October 30, 2007
Helen M. Appleby
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PEORIA-Helen M. Appleby, 98 of Rosewood Care Center in Peoria, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on May 25, 1909 in Peoria to Thomas J. and Mary Cashin Winsouer. She married Carroll F. Appleby on September 7, 1940 in Peoria. He passed away on September 19, 1961 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one son, David C. in 1993, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Charlotte (Harvey) Young of Peoria; two sons, Robert (Lonna) Appleby of Seattle, Washington and John Francis Appleby of Peoria; seven grandchildren, Susan, Sandra, Ellie, Elaine, Tom, Gena and Collin; and one great-grandson, Cai. She worked in the Admitting office at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and retired in 1978. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, OSF St. Francis Retirees Club, OSF St. Francis Auxiliary Service Guild, CWL, St. Patrick’s Society of Peoria and a volunteer at OSF St. Francis Gift Shop for 25 years. Helen was a sweet, social butterfly whose life was a gift to all who knew her. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to OSF St. Francis College of Nursing. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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