Helen S. Kubian, age 88, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m. at her home.
Helen was born December 13, 1927 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Solar) Sisolak.
Helen was united in marriage to Clement W. Kubian, Sr. on October 15, 1949 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He preceded her in death on October 24, 2005.
Survivors include: her children – C. William (his wife, Debbie) Kubian, Jr. of Monroe, New Jersey, Janice Kubian (her husband, Mark) Bryant of Maryville,
Mark (his wife, Nan) Kubian of South Brunswick, New Jersey, Betty Saltzman of Golconda, Theresa (her husband, Andy Schroker) Kubian of Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania, Carol Simmons and Christine (her husband, Mike) Ross all of Vienna; 15 grandchildren – Jamie Kubian-Cintron, Clement William Kubian III, Sarah McGinnis, Nicholas Kubian, Craig Kubian, Julia Kubian, Ronald Saltzman, Brandy Saltzman, Andrew Schroker, Natalie Schroker, Stefan Kubian, Amy Simmons, Alex Ross, Nathaniel Ross, and Gabriel Ross; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a brother – Stephen (his wife, Kathie) Sisolak.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a grandson – Shaun Saltzman.
Helen had been employed as a school cafeteria cook as well as working in the sewing department of a purse manufacturing factory. Helen had also worked as an In-Home Health Care Provider.
Helen was a member of the Johnson County Homemaker’s Extension. She was also proud of her Slovakian heritage and spoke fluent Slovak as well as being a member of the Jednota organization. As a young girl, while growing up in New Jersey, Helen witnessed the Hindenburg disaster, as the German airship was docking at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Helen was a faithful parishioner of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar Sodality.
Helen enjoyed sewing and making handcrafted items. She loved flowers and gardening and was known for her skills in growing African Violets. Helen had a strong sense of family and cherished time spent among her relatives and many dear friends. She is remembered for her caring, kind and selfless attitude, her love of children, her fondness for family get-togethers, her cooking skills (especially her deviled eggs), as well as the pride she took in all of her children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday morning, May 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, east of Vienna. Father Tom Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery near Dongola.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, May 27, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. A prayer service will conducted at 8 p.m. Friday evening.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 320 East Walnut Street, Suite A, Carbondale, Illinois 62901.