Helen McKechan

Gillespie | Thursday, September 22 2022 |

Helen Irene McKechan, 96, of Gillespie, IL, died in St. Peters, MO on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 11:18 am.  She was born March 8, 1926, in Benld, IL to Sylvester Koschak & Julia Onesky Koschak. 

She married John B. McKechan in Chicago, IL in October of 1957.  He preceded her in death on November 8, 1998. 

She was retired after having been an administrative assistant for the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture.  Helen liked to crochet.

She is survived by her children, Marcia (Verne) Schulte of Mt. Olive, IL, John A. McKechan of Gillespie, IL, Ronald J. (Helen) McKechan of Springfield, IL, David B. McKechan of Gillespie, IL, Patricia A. McKechan of St. Peters, MO, grandchildren, Jarid Lee (Madeline) Schulte, Adam Lee (Sarah) Schulte, Nicholas Lee Schulte, Ashley Nicole McKechan, great-grandchild, Della Kate Schulte. 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, daughter in infancy, Elizabeth McKechan, a great-grandson, Adam Samuel Schulte, brothers, Paul Koschak, John Koschak, Metro Koschak, Mike Koschak, sisters, Ann Koschak, Judy "Dolly" Berutti.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Funeral services are Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 11:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL.  Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. 

Memorials are suggested to  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tunnel To Towers Foundation, or Wounded Warriors.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at

Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Obit Provided By:
Kravanya Funeral Home

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