Helen Williams

Helen Williams

Friday, November 8th, 1946 Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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Obituary for Helen L. Williams (Lipe)

Helen L. Williams, 72, of DeSoto, passed away at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Helen was born on November 8, 1946, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Willard Robert Lipe and Mary Elizabeth (Hooker) Lipe.

She had been a certified nurse's aid and a homemaker. She was an amazing cook.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Dutch Ridge Baptist Church of Pomona, where she had been Sunday School teacher a long time ago.

Helen married John C. Williams on December 19, 1990, in DeSoto, and he survives.

Other survivors include two daughters and their husbands Leslie and Phillip Wallen of Carterville and Debra Williams-Buss and Meriah Buss of Herrin;

seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren;

two brothers Willard Lipe of Ballwin, MO and Glen Lipe of Carbondale;

three sisters Joyce Lipe of Carbondale, Julia Lipe Murphysboro, and Kate Behrens of Carbondale;

and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers Dan, Jack and Robert Lipe, two nieces and one nephew, and her parents.

Her body will be cremated and memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home with Rev. Davy Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. For more information, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    Rev. Davy Miller

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Auntie Sue Wallen sent flowers to the family of Helen L. Williams (Lipe).
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Auntie Sue Wallen

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Auntie Sue Wallen purchased the THINKING OF YOU BASKET for the family of Helen Williams.
Comment | Posted at 05:36pm via Floral Arrangements

Phillip Wallen

Thank you so much Aunt Sue for the bouquet of flowers. Helen loved flowers so much that her flower garden was once recognized by the town of DeSoto as exemplary. I have pictures we will share they were amazing. Thanks again for the kind gesture. -Phillip Wallen
Posted at 10:01pm

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