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Helen E. Blue

Helen E. Blue, 90, of Havana, formerly of Astoria, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018 at the Hallmark House in Pekin. She was born on March 24, 1928 in Roseville, the daughter of John and Maggie (Gilruth) Harrah. Helen married Philip Blue on November 23, 1947 in Summum. Phil preceded Helen in death on September 30, 2004. She is preceded in death by her son, Rodney Blue, two grandsons, Jeremy and Larry James Wilson, two sisters, Mary Daniel and Maggie Schaefer, three half brothers, Ambrose Corman, Harold Corman and Neal Harrah, and one half sister Gladys White. Survivors include her son, Rick (Susan) Blue of Peoria, three daughters, Rhonda (Jim) Wilson of Green Valley, AZ, Anna (Steve) Bailey of Washington, and Debra (J.I.) Williams of Groveland; five grandchildren, Jake (Hope) Wilson, Joby (Shane) Miller, Jed Welker, Hattie Bailey and Joel Bailey; three step-grandchildren, Todd (Dana) Williams, Steve Williams and Megan Shafer; six great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Helen was a farmer and homemaker. She also worked at Graham Hospital in Canton and Mummert Seed Company in Astoria. She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church. She attended the Summum Christian Church. She loved to garden and cook. Helen was a farm wife, who worked hard on the farm and was very family oriented. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Darrin Fish will be officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be in the Sixteen Cemetery, Astoria. Memorials may be made to the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.

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