Helen L. Humbert, 78, Ireland

Helen HumbertHelen L. Humbert, 78, of Ireland, died Friday (July 4) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born at Ireland on October 27, 1935, to Robert and Alice (Renner) Sermersheim. She married Linus Humbert August 22, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Helen was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Church, the St. Ann’s Society, and the Christians Mothers. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and quilting.

She is survived by her husband, Linus Humbert; one son, Dan Humbert and wife Teresa, Celestine; two daughters, Bonnie Bowlin and husband Barry, Ireland, and Carla Rice and husband Dannie, Cynthiana; eight grandchildren, Adam Deffendall, who made his home with his grandparents, Alex, Andrew, and Austin Deffendall, Hannah and Elle Humbert, and Collin and Connor Bowlin; one great-granddaughter, Shylee Enlow, and two sisters, Eugenia (Jeanie) Mehringer, Jasper, and Marian Lynch and husband James, Jeffersonville.

In addition to her poarents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Deffendall.

Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or to a favorite charity.

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