Helen M. Lyman

Born: Sun., May 1, 1927
Died: Thu., Mar. 15, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 21, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 22, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Helen M. Lyman, 90, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on May 1, 1927 to James and Mayme Conley McVeigh in Alton, IL.  Helen married Robert Lyman on March 15, 1957 in Desoto County, Mississippi, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2005.

Helen graduated from Roodhouse High School. After she graduated, she went on to work at General Telephone in Roodhouse and Trio in Griggsville.  She also worked as a receptionist for Dr. Schewe before retiring as a receptionist for Dr. Ansari.  Helen loved doing housework and keeping her house meticulous.  She was a Cubs fan and enjoyed spending her evenings with her daughter, Bobette, watching their favorite TV shows.  Bobette was Helen's life and she loved her dearly.

She is survived by her daughter, Bobette Lyman of Pittsfield and by her precious puppy, Peanut; nieces and nephews, Vicki (Russ Royce) Terronez, Vanessa Lopez, Joe Lopez III, Jason (Cathy) Lopez, Valrie (Paul) Sausedo, Lisa (Mark) Wille, Don Foster, and Doug (Lisa) Foster

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; sister, Anna Marie Mayberry; her brother, James McVeigh; and nieces, Joan (Joe) Lopez and Jean Foster.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield with Father Mark Schulte as celebrant. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with prayers at 4:45 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will be in the Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice or Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Activity Fund.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Hospice

Eastside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Activity Fund

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Myron and Zona Casteel
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Bobette, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Helen was a good friend. We enjoyed her very much. As you may recall, Myron worked with Jr. at Panhandle. We know you will miss her!!

Lisa Wille
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Rest in peace, dear Aunt Helen. I'll miss you very much. Love, Lisa

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
Bobette, my condolence of sympathy to you. When I learned of Helen passing my first thought was of you. All the time I have known her and Jr., it was all about you. I first became acquainted thru Panhandle employees and families. For about 13 years I worked extra at The Red Dome where they were regular customers, always polite and pleasant. My primary job was at the PCHD and often talked to her as she asked "when can we get our flu shot?" Again very gracious. I pray God will comfort you with peace. I know you have many pleasant memories to sustain you.
So Sincerely, Bonnie

Mary Berg
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.”(2 Cor 1:3) One day soon, all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28, 29) May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Linda Smith
   Posted Sat March 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen was really a great lady and I am so glad that I knew her. God be with you!

   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
My sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother.
God will remember our dead loved ones and will bring them back to life on earth.
Jo 5:28,29 Ps 37:11,29
Soon God will wipe away all tears of sorrow and death and pain will be gone forever
Rev 21;3,4
May the God of all comfort be with you. 2 Cor 1:3,4

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