Helen Lily Meyer, age 92, passed away at her home on Monday, January 4, 2016.  She was born on May 3, 1923 in DuQuoin, Illinois to her loving parents, Walter and Elizabeth Howerton.

Helen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who was know as the core of the family and the glue that kept everyone together. In her spare time, Helen loved to tend to her garden, feeding the birds and enjoying being outdoors. She enjoyed traveling with her family, word puzzles, all while learning to play the piano by ear. Helen was a wonderful cook best known for her pot roast, duck and brisket entrees.

Helen is survived by her sons, Rex and Maurice Meyer and five grandchildren, Rex Jr., Michelle, Jennifer, Robert Meyer, Lauren (Chris) Burke and one great grandchild, Atticus Burke her two sisters, Marie Carson, Lorene (Jewel) Lawrence.

She was proceeded in death by her Loving husband of 48 years, Fred Meyer whom she married on live television in 1953 on “The Bride & Groom Show”.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Services will be Wednesday January 13, 2016  at Symonds-Madison Funeral home 305 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120 Internment to follow at River Valley Memorial Gardens in Dundee, IL For additional information, please contact Symonds-Madison Funeral Home at 847-741-1128 or symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com

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