Helen A. Mikel, 96 of Rossville, IL., passed away at 7:40 A.M.  on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Autumn Trace in Attica, IN.  She was born October 26, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Mary Mae (Roe)  Ridge.  She married Roscoe Mikel on February 11, 1939.  He preceded her in death.


She is survived by four sons, Kenneth (Rita) Mikels of Rossville, IL., Richard (Connie) Mikels of Covington, IN., Donald (Connie) Mikel of Covington, IN., and Daniel Joe (Mickey) Mikel of Rossville, IL., twelve grandchildren, Brenda Cooper, Kenneth Wayne (Meg) Mikels Jr., Laurie (Steve) Beach, Tonya Mikels, Tasha (Scott) Swank, Theresa (Casey) Hancock, Tina Newland, Jeff Mikel, Angela (Russ) Purcell, Pam (Bob) Novack, Dan (Melissa) Mikel, and Tami Hack, eight step grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, sixteen great great grandchildren, and three step great great grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by two sisters, six brothers and a grandson, John.


Helen retired from Joan of Arc.  She was a very caring homemaker.  She was a lifelong member of the Antioch Church of Christ.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and preparing food for others.  The center of her life was her faith and her four sons and their families.


A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Antioch Church of Christ 37604 North 1900 Road Rossville, IL. 60963.  Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Autumn Trace 1287 E. Main St. Attica, IN. 47918.

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