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Helene M. O’Brien, 81, of Sheldon

Helene M. O’Brien, 81, of Sheldon passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence in Sheldon.

Helene was born April 17, 1933 in Donovan, the daughter of LeRoy and Nelda Tebo Francoeur and they preceded her in death. She married Robert Griswold on September 10, 1955 in Beaverville and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1981. She later married Russell O’Brien on August 28, 1982 in Kentland, IN and he preceded her in death on January 25, 2002.

She is survived by one son, Stephen Griswold at home; two step-children, Tamara and Tim O’Brien; one aunt, LeNore Tebo of Donovan; a special neighbor, Deb Daniels of Sheldon; and numerous cousins.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was also preceded in death by all of her other aunts and uncles.

Mrs. O’Brien was a member of St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. Helene worked at Uarco for many years.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the 6:00 p.m. funeral mass on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon. Fr. Michael Powell will officiate. Private burial will take place at Sheldon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville Historical Fund.

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