Helen Delores Schwendemann, 86, of Granite City, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
She was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Granite City, the son of the late Toy Houston Johnson and Effie Marie Evans.
She married James Milton Schwendemann on May 6, 1948, in Granite City.
Helen was a clerk for Norfolk Western RR for 42 years and bus monitor for Granite City School District for seven years.
She is survived by her children, Beverly (James) Hartzell of Las Vegas, Nev., Brenda (Bruce) Reese of Granite City, Barbara Mehelic of Granite City and George (Connie) Schwendemann of Granite City; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; sister, Lucille Tabor; brother, William Johnson; and son-in-law, Edwin Mehelic.
Visitation will be noon Wednesday, July 29, 2015 until service time at 1 p.m. at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home in Granite City.
Memorials can be made to the charity of one’s choice.