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Helen June Sphar

Birth Date: June 16, 1924
Death Date: July 22, 2018

Helen June Sphar, 94, of Decatur, died July 22, 2018 in Decatur, IL. 

Helen was born June 16, 1924 in Vandalia, IL, the daughter of Cameron and Nellie (Boggs) Withers.  She married Lowell Vance Sphar on January 29, 1947 in Vandalia, IL.   

Helen was a member of Mound Chapel Church of God.  She enjoyed shopping, was an avid reader, and had a wonderful flair for decorating.  She also enjoyed the company of and talking to her devoted cat, Bubbie. 

She leaves behind to help cherish her memory her daughters, Rebecca Sphar of Decatur, IL and Angela Sphar (Ken Mills) of St. Louis. MO. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; and siblings, Roger Withers, Mary Hanradt, Dolores Bone, Bill Withers and Betty Montgomery. 

Funeral service will be held 10 AM Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM Monday, July 30, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. 

Memorials: Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation. 

Condolences may be left to Helen’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com .  

Funeral service
July 31, 2018
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation
July 30, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Great Mom

    Written by: Leslie Waddell Glore

    Angie- I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. Although I didn’t know her very well I know she was a great woman. Her picture show her warm heart and friendly spirit. I know she’ll be missed.

  2. Yes, I will have some more chocolate !

    Written by: Jean O'Connor

    Dear Becky and Angie,
    June was a lovely woman with a great spirit. She had a wonderful sense of humor as well as a sense of style. What a good and kind person she was ! You are in my prayers.
    Love,
    Jean O’Connor

  3. Wonderful Caring Mother and Hostess

    Written by: Kyle "Scot " Reynolds

    Becky and Angie:

    Our condolences, thoughts, prayers, and love go out at this difficult time. I don’t need to tell you that June will always have a special place in our thoughts. We remember the holiday gatherings at your home and the delicious treats your mom prepared. The orange punch your mother made was always great, but the fellowship was even more special. I remember your Dad telling us to “reach” for more! The Uno card games were intense and holiday cheer was evident the entire time; you all felt like extended family to us. Your mother was a wonderful hostess! Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Love you both,
    Scot and Denise Reynolds
    11 Lincoln Road
    Canton, IL 61520

  4. Dear Becky and Angie, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady and we feel so fortunate that we got to know her. She leaves a beautiful legacy in her two daughters. Sympathy from our family. Gary and Jan Sickbert

  5. Becky and Angie, we are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady and we feel so fortunate that we got to know her. She leaves a beautiful legacy in her two daughters. Sympathy from our family. Gary and Jan Sickbert

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