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Helen M. Cheney

Helen M. Cheney, nee Josten, 94, of Waterloo, IL, died May 9, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. She was born July 29, 1925, in Red Bud, IL.

She is survived by her son Michael (Deborah) Cheney; grandchildren William (Elizabeth) Cheney, Ryan Cheney, Greta (Joe) Daiber, & Katie (Wil) Hoppe; 9 great grandchildren; sister Shirley Cameron; nieces; nephew; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband Royce Cheney; son David Cheney; parents Armin and Elsie (nee Faus) Josten; and brother-in-law Charles Cameron.

Helen was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, taught Sunday School, and delivered church bulletins to residents at the nursing home.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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Helen greeted everyone with a smile and warmth. She was generous and dedicated for many years delivering the UCC bulletins and bringing a bit of joy to those she visited along with prayers if they asked. Our relatives and friends at the nursing home looked so forward to her visits. May your own special memories bring you comfort at this time.

Rose Whelan May 12 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family & friends of Helen.... she lived a long life =)

Michael Shackelford May 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy Mike.

Michael and Phyllis Hauptfleisch May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Mike, I was so sorry to hear about your Moms passing. There was never a time when I would see her, that we spoke and laughed,she had the best laugh and nicest smile.We often spoke about you and your family, she always asked me if I was still at St. Elizabeths,and then she would always end it with, Mikes wife is a nurse, too.She was so proud of you and David, and all her grand children. Mike, I give you and your family, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy, God Bless, Nanette Grosse

Nanette Grosse May 10 2020 12:00 AM