Helen (Burzynski) Thompson

Bethalto | Saturday, February 2 2013

Helen (Burzynski) Thompson, 98, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother passed away peacefully on February 2, 2013 in Edwardsville, IL. 

Helen was born February 25, 1914 in Rend City, IL to Lawrence and Martha Burzynski.  She married Glen O. Thompson on December 30, 1934.  Helen was the third oldest of 12 children.  She enjoyed quilting, beadwork and cooking.  She loved her family very much. 

Helen is survived by son, Glen and Karen Thompson of Sparks, NV, and daughter Nita Darlene and Larry Duncan of Bethalto, IL;  a daughter-in-law, Mary Thompson of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, Greg (Eva) Duncan of Edwardsville, IL, Brad (Rendy) Duncan of Ottawa, IL, Brian Duncan of East Alton, IL, Scott(Rebecca) Thompson of Sandy, UT, Amy(David) Bona of Pleasanton, CA, Pam Thompson and Tom Thompson of Jerseyville, IL;  6 great grandchildren,  Kevin, Joey, Danny, Nathaniel, Madison, Cameron;  3 sisters, Stella Stewart, Ruth Grammer, Jane Cummings; 3 brothers, Lawrence (Kay) Burzynski, Marion(Ann) Burzynski, Butch(Jan’et) Burzynski; sister in law, Billie Burzynski


She was preceded in death by her husband Glen O. Thompson, her son William H. Thompson, her grandson Kevin D. Duncan, her parents Lawrence and Martha Burzynski, her sister Mary Isaacs and brothers Raymond, Stanley, John and Walter Burzynski.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, IL. 

Visitation in Benton IL will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Morton – Johnston Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will follow with Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating.   

Memorial contributions in memory of Helen Thompson can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bethalto Building Fund.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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