Helen W. DuBois, age 100, formerly of Brazil, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Danville, Illinois.
She was born February 13, 1905, in Marquette, Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Anna Larson Wickstrom. She graduated from Marquette High School and attended two years at Northern Michigan University. She served as secretary to the Marquette Superintendent of Schools.
She married Leo E. DuBois on September 4, 1936. He preceded her in death, November 1970. She resided in Brazil from the early 1940s until September of 2000 when she moved to the Hawthorne Inn in Danville.
While living in Brazil, she belonged to numerous organizations including the Ladies Reading Club, Shakespeare Club, Friends of the Library, Happy Housewives Home Demonstration Club, Home and Garden Club, a women's Church Circle and several bridge clubs. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and at one time was their Director of Christian Education. She also served as the Clay County Red Cross representative.
She is survived by three children; Margaret (Robert) Crabb of Danville, IL; Edna (Peter) Troiano of Waldorf, Maryland; and Lee (Mary) DuBois of Indianapolis. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Greg (Carol) Crabb of Wake Forest, NC; Michael (Sandra) Crabb of Carmel, IN; Kevin (Karen) DuBois of Lizton, IN; and Danielle and Leo Troiano of Waldorf, Maryland; and six great grandchildren; Erin, Nicholas, and Molly Crabb of Wake Forest, NC and Amanda, Scott and Stephen Crabb of Carmel as well as several nieces and nephews.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Presbyterian Church Sunday School, 210 N. Walnut Street, Brazil IN 47834.
At the request of the deceased, her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4th with Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Friends may visit with family members from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at 11 a.m. A private burial of Helen's ashes will take place at a later date at Clearview Cemetery.
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