Helen Lucille Gifford
Birth Date: June 27, 1948
Death Date: February 10, 2017
Decatur-Helen Lucille Gifford, 68, of Decatur, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Helen was born June 27, 1948 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Homer and Mardell (Souders) Gifford. She was previously employed as a car hop with Steak N Shake. Helen was an avid Cub fan and enjoyed playing cards and watching soap operas and westerns.
Helen leaves behind her children Linda Kay Shepherd, Richard Lee (Phyllis) King, Kathy Ann (Patrick) King, a brother Harold (Kay) Gifford, sisters Gloria Knotts, Cindy (John) Funk, and Debbie Burcham, and several loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Darlene May and Carol Howell.
Visitation to celebrate Helen’s life will be from 5-7 PM Monday, February 13, 2017 in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
The family of Helen Lucille Gifford is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.