Helen Elizabeth Reeter, 96 of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 12:30am on Wednesday, October 22, 2020 at Lincolnshire Place in Decatur.  She was born on February 9, 1924 in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Emery Vernon and Goldie Henrietta (Marshall) Bailey.  She married William Fredrick Reeter on August 16, 1941 in Mt. Auburn and he preceded her in death on August 28, 1963. Helen worked along side her husband on the family farm and continued to farm following his passing.  Along with operating the farm, she worked other jobs, doing whatever she had to while raising her 3 children.  She was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church and the Mt. Auburn Community Club.  Helen was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She loved to garden and work in the yard.  Helen was a loving mother and grandmother, living a long and healthy life.  She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her children: Randy Reeter (Darlene) of Blue Mound, Deborah Coontz of Mt. Auburn, and Robin Buerkett (Robbie) of Pleasant Plains; grandchildren: William K. Reeter, Lance Reeter, Tonya Leka, Eric Coontz, Jenny Long, and Jamie Long; 4 extended grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, grandson: Paul Reeter, and great grandson: Zach Reeter.
A private family service will be held, and burial will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials may be left to the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Helen, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at

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