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Helena Ramona Brockett

January 26, 1937 — May 3, 2023



Helena R. Brockett, 86 of Aledo, died Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at her home. Private family graveside services will be Monday, May 8th at Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to FurEver Friends for Mercer County Animal Shelter. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at

Helena Ramona Temple was born on January 26, 1937, in Fulton, Illinois to Dewey & Helen (Blink) Temple. She married Richard Brockett in 1958, he preceded her in death. Helena drove school bus for over 30 years for the Rockridge School District.

Helena was dedicated to her family. Her joy came from cooking and shopping for them and vacationing with them. She was known for her wonderful holiday meals, where there was always enough for everyone to take leftovers home. She loved bargains and enjoyed going to yard sales.

Those left to cherish Helena’s memory include her children and spouses: Tina & Larry Partain of Aledo; Kirk Brockett and Marie Cavanaugh of Monmouth; Kevin & Suzanne Brockett and Lisa & Ed Anderson all of Aledo; a sister and brother-in-law, Delores & Kenny Fritz of Morrison, IL; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two special friends, Betty, and Dorothy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 5 brothers.

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