Helen Fiaoni, 87, of Taylorville, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her residence.


Helen was born Octoberber 26, 1927 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Williams) Locke. She married Angelo Fiaoni on September 4, 1948 in Taylorville. They were happily married for 68 years. Angelo preceded her in death, June 8, 2017.


Helen was a graduate of Taylorville High School. She owned and operated Helen’s Antiques for many years. Helen was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, and volunteered much of her time to the local food pantry. Helen had a passion for antiques, and enjoyed traveling the world with her husband.


She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Rick Fiaoni; and her brother, Roger Locke.


Helen is survived by her daughter, Marlene (partner, Bill Corbell) Fiaoni Ladley of Taylorville; grandchildren, Jessica (husband, Greg) Ladley Greenwood of Springfield, Kristina Lindsey of Taylorville, Sara Ladley of St. Louis, MO, and Ben (wife, Sandra) Ladley of Herrin; great grandchildren, Preston Lindsey, Jaxon, Emma, and Cody Greenwood, and Jacob and Julian Ladley; and several nieces and nephews.


Private family services will be held at a later date.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.


Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.


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