Helen Joan Defebaugh 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:56 PM December 28, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Graveside services will be 10 AM, Friday, January 3, 2020, at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with a service at 4 PM.


Memorials may be directed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Helen was born July 22, 1940, in Maroa, IL the daughter of Clifford and Deloris E. (Hall) Garren. She married Robert Defebaugh in 1959.


Survivors include her husband, Robert Defebaugh, Clinton, IL, children, Lorinda Defebaugh, Clinton, IL; Curtis (Sonia) Defebaugh, Naples, FL; Martin (Phyllis) Defebaugh, Maroa, IL; Shireena Defebaugh, Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Richard Garren, Maroa, IL; and Rose Coffman, Lincoln, IL.


Helen was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Darrell H. Garren; and brother, Roger D. Garren.


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