Helen Corene Danko, 69, of Evansville, IN, formerly of Troy, IL and Taylorville, IL, died at 2:55 pm Friday, August 9, 2013 at VNA Hospice, Evansville, IN.

She was born October 3, 1943 in Taylorville, the daughter of Wayne and Helen Delores Wanach Smith. On November 29, 1963 she married John Robert Danko at the Methodist Church in Taylorville. Corene was a member of the United Methodist church in Newberg, IN and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville for over 30 years. She taught school at Castle Elementary School in Newberg, IN and also taught in Troy, IL and Taylorville, IL.

Surviving are her husband Bob Danko of Boonville, IN; Sons: Kirk Wayne Danko and wife Beth of Centerville, IA and Troy Adam Danko and wife Julie of Parker, TX. 4 Grandchildren: Logan Danko and Morgan Danko of Centerville, IA, and Justing Danko and Megan Danko of Parker, TX. Also surviving is her sister Joann Garner and husband Chuck of Taylorville, and a Sister-in-Law: Betty Smith of Huntsville, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother David Smith.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: V.N.A. Plus, P.O. Box 3487, Evansville, IN 47734.

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