Helen Hanauer, 104, of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:55 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born December 5, 1910 in Raymond, IL, the Daughter of Frank and Mary (Held) Luking. She married Harlan Hanauer on May 22, 1935 in Raymond, IL and he later preceded her in death on March 13, 1987. She was a retired clerk from Montgomery Ward, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her Daughter: Barbara Lankford of Taylorville, IL; Son: William H. Hanauer of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Renee Singleton of Indianapolis, IN; Lisa Hays and Companion Rick Downing of Taylorville, IL; Christine (Todd) Norris of Taylorville, IL; Seven Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great Grandchild; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband Harlan three sisters Amelia Weerts, Grace Reents; Marie Thompson and a brother William Luking.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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