June 13, 1921 - December 7, 2015
Helen Virginia (Grisham) Dunn, age 94, of Marion, IL went peacefully to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015, at Parkway Manor of Marion. She was born on Monday, June 13, 1921, in Marion, the daughter of Harvey and Myrtle May (Miller) Grisham. Helen was united in marriage to Henry Dunn on Tuesday, September 12, 1939, in Jackson, MO and together they shared nearly 44 years of marriage until his death on Tuesday, June 7, 1983. Helen lived in the same house for 76 years and attended Third Baptist Church, corner of Fair and Boulevard, Marion, IL, all her life. Her mother enrolled her in the Cradle Roll where she remained an active member of Third Baptist her entire life. She loved her church and actively served as Nursery Mother, Sunday school teacher, Choir member, Cook and was happy to serve in any capacity that she could. Helen’s faith, family, and friends were her life. She continued to work as caregiver for her great grandchildren until she fell on April 15, 2015. Helen was known for her positive attitude and her great sense of humor and always wore a smile on her. She never complained, never said a harsh word about anybody, and only talked about the good things in life. Helen was truly a Christian lady who loved the Lord. She was a wonderful mother and friend, loved by many and was a great joy and inspiration to her friends and family. She is survived by her son, Dan and wife Sharon Dunn of Marion and by her daughter, Marsha and husband Dow Odum all of Marion. Helen is also survived by four grandchildren, Jeff and Carol Lee Dunn of Wentzville, MO; Matt and Tawnya Odum of Marion, IL; Julie and Tim Biby of Florissant, MO; and Jamie Dunn of St. Louis, MO; four great-grandchildren, Drew Odum, Peyton Odum, Kara Odum, all of Marion, IL and Tyler Dunn of Wentzville, MO; brother, Don Grisham, of Marion, IL, several nieces and nephews, other extended family and many friends. Helen dearly loved her family and was always their great caregiver and supporter. Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, Hartley Grisham and Dean Grisham and sister, Ruth Dunn. The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Third Baptist Church, located at 1102 East Boulevard Street, Marion. Following the time of visitation the Memorial Service will be at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. Scott Kallem presiding. The service will be a Celebration of Life for Helen. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the “Third Baptist Church” and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P.O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church and the funeral home. Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home of Marion, IL has been entrusted in providing service to the family. For additional please contact the funeral home by calling 618-993-2131.
Helen Virginia (Grisham) Dunn, age 94, of Marion, IL went peacefully to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015, at Parkway Manor of Marion. She was born on Monday, June 13, 1921, in Marion, the daughter of Harvey... View Obituary & Service Information
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