Helen Mattingly, 92, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital. She was born on November 24, 1919 in Harrisburg, IL to George Russell, Sr. and Lizzy (Morgan) Russell.
Helen owned and operated the Idelwild Café for 29 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Owen Dunn Post #5 and the Moose Lodge Auxiliary in Mt. Vernon. Helen loved to read and enjoyed playing clabber.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James H. Mattingly; daughter, Glenda Sue Adams; and her brother, George Russell, Jr.
Helen is survived by daughters, Wanda Mattingly (Larry Hall, Jr.) of Mt. Vernon; Brenda Henderson (Jerry) of Cadiz, KY; son, Russell Burnett (Connie) of Phillipstown, IL; 7 grandchildren, Troy and Todd Burnett, Chris Adams, Bruce and Anthony Hamilton, Kristi Rawlings, and Jeremy Hall; 17 great grandchildren; niece, Kalah Cook of Evansville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon, IN with Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating with burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Special Account for Heath Care Needs.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com