Helen Lorene Anderson

Bethalto | Thursday, December 8 2011

Helen Lorene Anderson, 94, went to be with the Lord at 9:57 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at her son’s home with her family by her side.


She was born on August 2, 1917 in Metropolis, IL, to Harry Alvin and Mina (Cummings) Rose.

She married Rev. Ralph William Anderson on July 2, 1938 in Paducah, KY.  He preceded her in death on November 15, 1993.

Helen was a homemaker most of her life and a Pastor’s wife.  She was a member of the Bethalto United Methodist Church, where she was involved with Bible School, Ladies Aid and MYF.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking and baking.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Alvina Anderson of Bethalto and Jim and Mary Riley of Anna, IL; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, June Rose and Agnes Rose and her nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rev. Larry Anderson, two brothers, Alvin Rose and Donald Rose and three sisters, Francis Burgess, Evelyn Smith and Lula Riley.

Visitation will be from 10 am until services at 12:30 pm on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Bethalto United Methodist Church with Pastor John Tennyson officiating.   

Burial will follow at Bethalto United Methodist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethalto United Methodist Church.

Online tributes and guestbook can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

Print Version

Subscribe for FREE today.
Get breaking news, sports, obits, shop local deals, weather forecasts, classifieds, video and more delivered directly to your email inbox.

We want to hear from you. Provide your thoughts and comments below.

Follow Us