Helen L. O’Leary, 90, of Woodstock died on Monday November 15, 2019 at her home in Woodstock.
She was born on February 26, 1929 in Bartlett Illinois to Theodore and Anna (Rau) Garrelts. She married Charles E. O’Leary on November 13, 1948 in McHenry.
Helen was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock. She graduated from St. Mary High School. For many years she worked in the cafeteria at Clay Street School in Woodstock. After retiring from the school, she went to work at Kmart finally retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge and loved to play bingo.
She is survived by a son, Kelly O’Leary; three daughters, Diane (Doug) Johnson, Kate (Mike) O’Brien and Patricia (Brian) Petersen; six grandchildren, James (Becky) Johnson, Jennifer (Brady) Hamilton, Erin (Billy) Geringer, Megan O’Brien, Nicole (Brandon Blazier) Petersen and Jay Petersen; and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three siblings.
The visitation will be on Thursday November 21, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church 312 Lincoln Ave. Woodstock from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Marengo.
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