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“Edna and Marie, I'm sorry to hear of your mother passing away. I'm sure will be missed by all. Eddie say hello to Al. ”
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“Edna and Marie and family: I was sad to read of Helen's passing, as I know how much you will miss her! She was a very fine lady and friend for many...Read More »
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“Marie, Please know that our thoughts and condolenses go out to you and your family during this time. Much love, Anita and Julie ”
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“Marie: So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this event. Warm Regards M. Jon Christie ”
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Helen Eckhardt, age 94, of Edgington, died Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo.

Visitation is from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Private graveside services will be held at the Edgington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Helen was born on November 26, 1917 in Mercer County, IL, the daughter of Carroll T. and Sarah (Wray) Jones. She married Dale Eckhardt on October 15, 1937 in Clinton, IA. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1988.

Helen and her husband Dale owned and operated the former Eckhardt Bldg & Supply Co. in Edgington. She was a former member of the Andalusia Order of the Eastern Star. Helen was also a member of the Edgington Presbyterian Church.

Daughters Edna Mae (Albert) Bingman Edgington
Marie (Tom) Mc Clure Edgington
Grandchildren Conte (Judy) Bingman Illinois City
Sandy Bingman Moline
Allynn (Trevor) Hull Liberty, IL
Tennille (Josh) Gimm Liberty, IL
Abby (Todd) Wenzel Clinton, IA
9 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters, Mary Olive Reed & Mildred Nelson; and infant brother, Tom Jones.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Mercer County Nursing Home for their care and compassion given to Helen and her family during her stay.

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