Helen Louise (Thrasher) Lash, 97 years old of Decatur, Illinois formerly of St. Elmo, Illinois was called to her eternal rest peacefully on Thursday February 16, 2017 at 8:40 am at the Decatur Memorial Hospital .
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Kull Funeral Home St. Elmo, Illinois the Rev. Max Eugene Lash officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 am-until the service, Tuesday February 21, 2017 at the Kull Funeral Home. Burial Rites will be at the Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo, Illinois immediately following the funeral service.
Helen was born into the Christian family of Lawrence and Anna Washburn Thrasher the oldest of 4 siblings. She began her long life on October 17, 1919 at home in St. Elmo, Illinois. She graduated from St. Elmo High School with the Class of 1937. Helen then continued her education by attending and graduating from Sparks
Business School, in Shelbyville, Illinois in 1938.
She married Harold Merle Lash on February 25, 1938 in St. Charles, Missouri. Harold preceded her in death on July 16, 1990. Helen assisted her husband with farming and raising a son and daughter. She had moved to Decatur after the death of her husband to be near her daughter.
She was a member of Methodist Church beginning in 1931, and maintaining her membership with the Forsyth Methodist Church where she was an active member until her death.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and or the choice of the Donor.
She is survived by her:
Son: Merle Eugene (wife, Lois) Lash of Springfield, Illinois and their 3 children: Mark (wife, Tammy) Lash, Max (wife, Sherry) Lash, and Marcia (husband, Steve) Gehle, Daughter: Betty Louise (husband, Galen) Underwood of Warrensburg, Illinois and their 2 children: Dwayne (wife, Angel) Underwood and Beth (husband, Tom) Williams
Brother: Charles Leroy (wife, Kay) Thrasher of Wichita, Kansas
2-Sisters: Mrs. Jennie Lucille Wells of Brownstown, Illinois and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth LeDoux of Denver, Colorado
14 Great Grandchildren, 15 Great-Great Grandchildren, Several Nieces and Nephews
She was preceded in Death by: her: Parents, Husband, Infant Great-Great Grandchildren Twins: Hayden and Alexa Doan and 2-Brothers-in-law: Howard Wells & David LeDoux