Helen Marie Servi, 88, of Taylorville, IL died at 3:50 pm Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

She was born May 5, 1925 in Clarksdale, IL the daughter of John W. and Jessie Pearl Pierson Neal. On February 12, 1950 she married John “Pete” Servi, who was the love of her live, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on March 19, 1986.  Mrs. Servi was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, A.S.C. Associate of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, V.F.W. Auxiliary and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She had been employed for 19 years at Taylorville Junior High School cafeteria. Helen loved watching the Cardinals both the bird and the ones from St. Louis. She was an active volunteer at the Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Taylorville Food Pantry and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughter: Marina Savoie of Peoria, Son: John G. (Janet) Servi of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Marisa (Keith) Tilly of Peoria, Matt (Brian Boyle) Savoie of Jamaica Plaine, NY, Tracy (Brian) Garwood of Forsyth, and Kim (Chris) Fieser of Creve Couer, MO.  She is also survived by a Sister: Audrey Pryer of McLeansboro, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 19, at 10:00 am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Farther Alan Hunter officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 pm.

Memorials may be made to: American Heart Association or A.S.C. Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

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