Funeral services to celebrate the life of Helen L. St. Clair, 87, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be additional visitation Friday from 10:00 until the time of the service. Mrs. St. Clair died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park after a brief illness.
Helen Lee Green was born on August 30, 1925 in Newton, Iowa, a daughter of Edgar and Inez (Boyd) Green. Her family later moved to Davenport, where she met and wed the love of her life, Robert St. Clair. They were united in marriage on June 8, 1942 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Davenport. He preceded her in death in October of 1993. They shared over 51 years of marriage and memories together.
Helen worked as a foreman at Eagle Signal, and later calibrated breathing apparatuses for Air Force jets at Bendix Corporation. Helen enjoyed golf and loved a tough crossword puzzle. She was a great cook; well known for her homemade chicken noodles, potato salad, and shrimp dip. Helen always looked forward to holidays with family. She enjoyed a little spirits, and an occasional game of euchre with her friends.
In lieu of flowers, Helen wished for you to take your grandma, mom, aunt, or significant other to dinner and a movie.
Helen is survived by her children: Carol Graham, Tucson, AZ, Pam Moore, Davenport, Michelle and Steve Bawden, St. Louis, MO, and Bob and Gina St. Clair, Davenport; grandchildren: Jim and Jennifer Houghton, Davenport, Chris and Dave Vlamis, Los Gatos, CA, Mike and Joy Houghton, Los Gatos, CA, Jeff and Lea Gusta, DeSoto, IL, Libby, Tom, and Charlie Bawden, St. Louis, MO, Cody Serrano, and Shawna St. Clair, Davenport; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob St. Clair, Sr.; sons-law, Steve Graham and Gary Moore; a sister, Edna Rose Graham, and her special friend and companion, Harry Groves.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Genesis West for the care they provided to Helen on her final day.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Helen’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.