Helen Vinyard Rhyner
Helen Rhyner was born at Karbers Ridge, Illinois to Joseph L. and Arretha (Brinkley) Vinyard. She departed this life at Pope County Care Center on July 29, 1998 at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 16 days.
Helen lived in Hardin County until the age of 17. In 1928 she went to Madison, Wisconsin to seek employment. She found work at Mendota State Hospital in nursing. She worked there until she retired in 1973. On April 9, 1932 she was married to Ruby Rhyner. He was also employed at Mendota State Hospital until retirement. Ruby preceded her in death on April 1, 1996.
She came back to Illinois in July 1996 to live with her sister Heloice Dobbs. When her sister's health began to fail, she entered Pope County Care Center in August 1997 and resided there until her death. Her sister Heloice preceded her in death on June 24. Also preceding her in death were her father Joseph L., her mother Arretha, and two brothers Keith and Raleigh Vinyard.
She leaves to mourn her passing one brother and sister-in-law Ray and Cleotis Vinyard of Carterville, their children and families Ferrell and Dean Cook of Marion, Kay Willis of Carterville, Darrell and Steve Nenonen of Wisconsin, Terryl and Dana Vinyard of DeSoto, IL; also a niece and her husband Drinda and Doug Hobbs of Golconda, their children Tommy Hobbs of Golconda, and Lisa and Scott Lane, Hillary and Duistin, High 34, South, Harrisburg, IL.
Helen was a member of Vinyard Chapel Church at Karbers Ridge.
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