11/1/2012 2:00:00 PM Helen Lucille Wattelet January 9, 1933 - October 14, 2012
Helen Lucille Wattelet, 79, left this world on October 14, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. where daughter Denise and grandson Richard Kindred, both of Scottsdale, AZ., were at her bedside. Her granddaughter Jennifer Kindred was unable to be present.
Helen was born on January 9, 1933, the daughter of Earl and Fannie Allen. Helen resided in Stonington, IL. for over 50 years. During that time, she stayed at home to raise her daughter. In 1967 Helen began working part time as a clerk at the Post Office in Stonington, IL. and became postmaster until she retired after 17 years of service. Helen moved to Taylorville, IL. in her later years and enjoyed helping to raise her grandchildren, Jennifer and Richard. She was affectionately known to them as “Nanny”. Helen was an extremely talented seamstress, enjoyed tole painting, a talented pianist and loved her antique furniture. She was also involved in her community as a volunteer at St Vincent's Memorial Hospital, social member of the Knights of Columbus and raised funds for Moose charities, she was Secretary Treasurer and Senior Regent of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge. Helen had many dear friends in Christian County who enriched her life. Helen received many flowers and cards from her friends during her illness, which always brightened her day and brought a smile to her face. Helen's kindness and fun spirit will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Helen is survived by her daughter Denise Kindred and her grandchildren, Jennifer and Richard. Jennifer is a Captain in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps and assigned to Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. Richard Kindred resides in Scottsdale, AZ. and is pursuing a career as an electrician. She was proceeded in death by her parents.
Grave side service at Old Stonington Cemetery will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th, eulogies by friends and family welcome. A celebratory dinner at 5:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Taylorville will be provided by the Ladies of the Moose.