Helen C. Shreves Larrison, 96, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
Helen was born May 20, 1922 in Karnak. She was a native of Massac County, Illinois. Helen was a member of the Boaz Pentecostal Church and later went to New Hope Baptist Church in New Columbia when her health permitted. Helen was a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Helen and her late husband, Chellis, loved camping, traveling and spending time on their farm in Massac County. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Helen was married 66 years to the love of her life. She is survived by three daughters and three son-in-law’s who loved her dearly; Phyllis and Daniel Altenberger of Hillsboro, Illinois; Gloria and Earl Smith of New Columbia, Illinois; and Gayla and Jim Gregory of Calvert City, Kentucky. Helen had 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Georgia McIntosh of Karnak.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mabel Thomas Shreves, one brother, Melvin Shreves, three sisters, Alice Burns, Wilma Ruth Larrison and Dorothy Mae Shreves, her spouse, Chellis Larrison, a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Bud Eickholz, a granddaughter, Cammy Gregory Colby and a great grandson Logan Eickholz.
Funeral Services honoring the life of Mrs. Helen C. Shreves Larrison will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Hope Baptist Church in New Columbia. Rev. Frank Forthman will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Anderson Cemetery in Boaz, Illinois. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.and Saturday evening, June 23, 2018 at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Scott Smith, Heath Lehnen, Logan Altenberger, Collin Hornback, Leighton Colby, Dylan Eickholz, Lucas Altenberger, Hunter Lyerla, Marshall Gregory, Kolton Smith, Ian Durst, Kenly Smith, Koby Smith and Nolan Kotter.