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Helen Taylor: 1933-2017

Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor

STREATOR — Helen M. Taylor, 84, of Streator, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her residence in Streator.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Rev. Father Raymond Guthrie will officiate.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m.

Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be Jason Likes, Jeremiah Pulliam, Jessie Sechrest, Keegan Robins, Layton Sechrest, Cody Robins and Shawn Henson.

Born June 19, 1933, in Ancona, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Helen (Vinsek) Kenney. She married William R. Taylor Sept. 26, 1959, at St. Anthony Church, Streator. He preceded her in death May 9, 2015.

She is survived by daughters, Denise (Kevin) Likes, of Odell, Susan (David) Sechrest, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Pamela (Butch) Rogers, of Odell; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Kenney, of Wenona, Margaret Fraher, of Pontiac, and Sharon (Jack) Schneider, of Barrington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Kevin and Gregory Taylor; a great-grandson, Tyler M. Henson; and brothers, LeRoy Kenney and John Kenney.

She lived in the Odell and Streator areas in her lifetime. She was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Helen was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and was ecstatic when they won the 2016 World Series. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers of all kinds. She adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with all of them more than anything else. She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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