Mary Ellen Helderman, Gladys H. Hislip

Mary Ellen Helderman

Mary Ellen (Marchino) Helderman, 85, of Vincennes, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus.

Mary Ellen was born on Feb. 20, 1934 in Knox County, the daughter of Leonard Marchino Sr. and Catherine Steimel Marchino. She was a graduate of Decker High School and Vincennes University, from which she received a degree in business. Mary Ellen married Paul Edward Helderman on Sept. 1, 1951 and they made their life together for over 67 years until Paul’s death on March 23, 2018. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Ladies Lutheran Aid Society and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked for several years as a secretary at Wabash Valley Eye Center. 

Mary Ellen is survived by her sons, Paul Edward Helderman Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of  Lititz, Pennsylvania, and Daniel Dale Helderman and his wife. Cheryl. of Pearland, Texas. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Blake Daniel Helderman, Tia Ellen Helderman, Nicholas Edward Helderman and Marissa Kate Helderman; her brothers, Frank Marchino, and his wife, Beverly, of Danville, and Dale Marchino and his wife, Vickie, of Washington; and a sister, Mildred Goldman of Vincennes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Helderman; her parents Leonard and Catherine Marchino; her brothers, Louis Marchino, Tom Marchino, and a brother in infancy, Danny Marchino; and a sister, Rita Booth.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with services to follow with Pastor Nathan Rastl officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Helderman family during their time of loss.

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Gladys H. Hislip

Gladys H. Hislip, 95, of Oaktown, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

She had worked as a secretary for Widner Mutual Insurance and was a member of Freelandville Christian Church.

Survivors include her children, Robert Harkless and Pamela Anderson.

Services will be 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Freelandville Christian Church 313 E. Ind. 58, with Larry Schultz officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Nov. 11 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Bicknell chapel is honored to assist Gladys's family.

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Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Dunlap, 75, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Laura Ward Martin, 85, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois.

Venise Svec, 83, of Olney, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Helia Healthcare. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois.


Fuller, Martha Jane, died Nov. 3. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Christ Community Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorials: Christ Community Church.

Melchior, Jerome Edward, died Oct. 21. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Visitation: Noon until the hour of services on Nov. 9 at the church. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Parish, Alberta S., died Nov. 1. Services: 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences:

Phegley, Katherine J., died Nov. 1. Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan. Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Woolard, Frances E., died Nov. 1. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Ridgecrest Baptist Church


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