Funeral Services for Helen Lee Brokaw, 75, of Aledo are 2:00 PM Sunday at theViola United Presbyterian Church with Lay Pastor Sheila Sheer officiating. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 3 to 7 pm at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Viola United Presbyterian Church.
Helen Lee died Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.
Helen Lee was born on January 16, 1930 in Viola, IL to Virgil and Margaret (Brown) Peterson. She was a graduate of Aledo High School and had attended Blackburn College in Carlinsville. Helen Lee and Robert Brokaw were married on December 9, 1950 in Aledo, IL.
Helen Lee was an active member of the Viola United Presbyterian Church where she was a Trustee, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher and a member of the women’s church group. She was also a 4-H leader; enjoyed decorating cakes, baking pies, gardening, canning, card club and especially spending time with her family.
Helen Lee was a dedicated homemaker who was very proud of all her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She worked with her husband on the family farm in Greene Township. She had also been secretary for the States Attorney, a Home Care Provider and was currently employed as a Program Assistant with the University of Illinois.
Helen Lee is survived by her husband Robert; 5 children and their spouses: Sharon & Bill Zigmont of Stockton, IL; Debby & Jeff Brandon of Dalton City, IL; Mark Brokaw and partner, Andrew Farber of New York City, NY; Bradley & Susan Brokaw and Christina & Brett Nelson all of Aledo; a sister, Dorothy Roseboom of Aledo and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Rosca, The Mercer County Hospital and Mercer County Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Helen Lee.