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Helen Jean Amos

Birth Date: November 26, 1925
Death Date: January 31, 2019

Decatur – Helen Jean Amos, 93, of Illiopolis, passed away, Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Helen was born November 26, 1925, in Grindstone, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Henry Emil and Beatrice Virginia (Muarry) Davidson.  She married James Larry Amos on December 7, 1945, in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four brothers, Henry, Jim, Bill, and Bob Davidson; a sister, Jayne Falcone; two grandchildren, Jason Meister and David Perry.

Survivors include her three children; Barbara (Ken) Talley of Chesapeake, Virginia, Debbie (Gary) Deaton of Illiopolis; and Jamie (Mike) Meister of Illiopolis; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Helen’s hobbies include square dancing and going on cruises.  She loved family time.

Honoring Helen J. Amos wishes cremation services will be provided by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. My Sympathy to your family

    Written by: Carol Sielski

    I’m sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your Mom; but I saw the many pictures of her on facebook. She always looked so sweet. Sending you calming hugs and prayers.

  2. With Deepest Sympathy

    Written by: Nina M. (McManigell) Reynolds

    Jamie and Debbie,
    Thinking of you both during this difficult time. I do know that you both loved your Mom dearly. Hold on to all of those great memories, they’ll give you the strength that you’ll need to carry on the traditions that your Mother instilled in you. We must remember that God only loans us our loved ones for a short time on this earth. He decided your Mom was needed in heaven, so he called her home. One day you will all be together again. Never stop believing.

  3. Best Great Grandma

    Written by: Kaylie Griffin

    From your little Florida house, to hidden hair cuts, spilled chocolate milk, lizards, and pretending to be innocent when guilty Great Grandma Helen was a very special part of my childhood that I will always treasure. I’m so glad I have videos to look back on to see just how much she loved and spoiled me. It is comforting to know that she is back with Grandpap free from sickness and that I have another grandma watching over me and guiding me in the right direction. I love you Great Grandma ❤

  4. So very sorry for the loss of Aunt Helen. Although we live so far away, we are always family and we are praying for God’s comforting arms of peace to wrap around each family member and remind them of all the love and joy Aunt Helen brought to everyone. 🌹 love Bill and Donna Amos (Georgia)

  5. Granddaughter

    Written by: Donna Perry

    What I remember most about grandma is her & Grandpap taking us on trips when we were little. I don’t remember actually seeing Niagara Falls but I know I went there with them. I do remember something about somebody dressed in a monkey suit scaring everybody really bad. I would go visit her in Illinois she made me go out in the neighborhood and find friends to play with I’ll never forget how terrifying that was. But Hey now I can talk to anyone at any time and it doesn’t really bother me maybe she gave me that lol I didn’t get to see her whole lot through my life but I had A-blast when I was living with Jamie in Illinois and grandma was there. I don’t remember her fussing much but I do remember having a great time with her… except when the kitchen was closed!!! My dad hated that saying!! Once it was cleaned that was her famous saying..The memories I have are good ones and of us laughing so hard sometimes… although it”s not my favorite middle name..thanks Helen Jean..Love Donna Jean💗

  6. I remember growing up around Helen! I also had the privilege to care for her while she was staying at Vonderlieth. Such a sweet woman! She sure did love her candy! Prayers for all of you at this time! XOXO

  7. Artie

    Written by: Artie Pugliano

    Dear Debbie, Losing a mother is an awful hard loss to take. Right now the pain is so overwhelming. I pray that you’ll find peace and comfort for these terrible days ahead. Peace be with you.

  8. Debbie & family – Our sincere sympathies at this time. I was only with your mom a few of times, but she was easy to be around and visit with. Seems like there was always a sparkle in her eyes! I know how much you will miss her. Let your memories and the thoughts & prayers of others sustain you through the difficult days ahead.

  9. Niece

    Written by: Marilyn (Amos) Mosley

    Sending love and condolences to all of the family. I’ll always remember Aunt Helen’s sense of humor and contagious laughter.

  10. Niece

    Written by: Jayne Bartolotti

    Aunt Helen: I know you are cutting the rug with my Mom, square dancing with your love Uncle Jim, and yucking it up with the Davidson clan. Kiss them all for me. Debbie, Barb, Jamie, she was a wonderful, fun, loving person. Our deepest condolences in this tough time. She has moved on to her Heavenly reward. May she soar with the angels.

  11. Love and condolences to you all from the Zaun family

    Written by: Linda (Amos) Zaun

    Aunt Helen was such a wonderful, fun woman; and she will be missed so very much. Love to you all ~

    R.I.P. HELEN

  13. Grand daughter in law

    Written by: Christy Griffin

    Miss you already..thanks for all the memories & for always treating Kaylie & I like part of the family even when we weren’t anymore. Give Grandpap a squeeze for me. Love you.

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