Helen Messerle, 98 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 12:54 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on March 11, 1920 in Litchfield, Ill. the daughter of John and Fern (Dover) Clarkson. She married Harold Ramey on July 18, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1991. She then married Virgil Messerle on August 10, 1996 and he also preceded her in death on August 6, 2010. She worked as a nurse at Dr. Somers office in Litchfield, Ill.
Surviving are her son: Darrell (Judy) Messerle; grandchildren: Tammy Brachear, Sheila Cowell, Phillip Ramey, John Ramey, Linda Ramey, Bob Ramey, Larry Ramey, Peggy Lynn Holdman, Katherine and Kurt Messerle; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Harold Ramey and Virgil Messerle, sons: Harold, Richard and Steven Ramey, daughter Kathryn Sue Ramey, sister Doris and brother John.
Visitation and Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #73 in Taylorville, Ill. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.