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Helen M. Greenrod

May 25, 1930 July 6, 2019
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Obituary for Helen M. Greenrod

May 25, 1930 - July 6, 2019

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, this lady who walked each day by faith was called home by God to reap the rewards of her faith and perseverance.

Helen was born May 25, 1930 in Goreville, IL. to Orville & Anna (Howell) Futrell. She was married to William “Bill” Greenrod on May 13, 1947 in Harrisburg, IL. Bill & Helen spent the next 63 years together until his death March 28, 2010.

Helen was a kind and gentle person who never met a living soul she could not connect with and find some good in. She had a fulfilling 30-year career with the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Montgomery. She enjoyed a wonderful retirement, with time being divided between her home in Sheridan and Yuma, AZ.

She was a devoted mother to her surviving son Terry and his wife Wendy of Sheridan, a loving grandmother to Krista (Aaron) of Cable, WI., Travis (Deane) of Ottawa and she cherished her great grandchildren, Tyce, Turner and Trapper of Ottawa. She is also survived by her brothers, Bill Futrell of Red Wing, MN, Clyde “CR” (Donna) Futrell of Tyler, TX., Larry (Janet) Futrell of McLeansboro, IL. and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; a brother, Jack Futrell; a sister, Celia Futrell-Eubanks; a niece, Shelly Futrell and a nephew, David Futrell.

Helen’s request was to be cremated and a graveside committal service for family & friends will be held at the Sheridan Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11th with Pastor Velda Wright of the Sheridan United Methodist Church officiating.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the many prayers and kind thoughts offered at this sad time.

Memorials may be directed to the Sheridan United Methodist Women, PO Box 147, Sheridan, IL, 60551.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Sheridan, phone 815-496-2003 or visit for information or leave a condolence message.

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Graveside Service




10:00 AM 7/11/2019 10:00:00 AM
Sheridan Cemetery

400 E. Si Johnson Ave.
Sheridan, IL 60551

Sheridan Cemetery
400 E. Si Johnson Ave. Sheridan 60551 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Sheridan Cemetery Final Resting Place

400 E. Si Johnson Ave.
Sheridan, IL 60551

400 E. Si Johnson Ave. Sheridan 60551 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sheridan United Methodist Women, P.O.Box 147, Sheridan, IL 60551


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