Ruth Helpingstine, 81, of Fairfield, died Nov. 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Formerly of Mt. Vernon, she had worked at the shoe factory. Ruth was born April 23, 1932, in Rock Island, to Homer and Stella (Caudle) Mamer.
She is survived by a son, Daune (Tasha) Duncan of Fairfield; daughters, Jan Duncan of Albion, Betty (Ronnie) Stanley of Fairfield and Pam Martin of Georgia; a brother, Jim Mamer of Streator; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ruth will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.