JERSEYVILLE- Helen Louise Youngblood, 95, died at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born on in Fairview, Mo., on Dec. 10, 1919, one of three children born to the late Roy & Zola (Long) Raulsten.Helen graduated in 1936 from Stella High School in Stella, Mo., and married William O'DonYoungblood on July 1, 1939 in Neosho, Mo. Together they raised three sons and built a strong family, enjoying nearly 63 years together before his death on June 26, 2002.During her adult life, Helen worked in the pastry department at Principia College in Elsah, and lastly worked on the assembly line at Switchcraft in Paxton, IL., however her most important endeavor in life was that of a loving wife, mother and doting grandmother.Surviving are two sons & a daughter in law, Ronald Youngblood of Jerseyville, and Denny & Mary Youngblood of Farina; 11 Grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren; 14 Great Great Grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Cullers of Stella, Mo.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son & daughter in law, Gary & Sandra Youngblood; a great grandson, Denny Robert Nevlin; a brother, Quentin Raulsten; and a brother in law, Robert Cullers.Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday at the Church of Christ in Jerseyville with James Lampley officiating.Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville.Memorials may be given to either the Church of Christ in Jerseyville or to St. Anthony's Hospice.
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