Helen A. Polk

March 20, 1944 — August 28, 2013

Helen A. Polk, 69, a resident of Amelia and native of Alabama, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence.

Helen was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to travel to many different places in the world, but her favorite was to Europe with her husband, Capt. Charles E. Polk. She adored her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up. Helen was such a special person and everyone who knew her loved her. She will be sorely missed.

Helen is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Capt. Charles E. Polk, Army retired; two sons, Timothy Polk and wife, Ruthie, of Guyton, Ga., and Aaron M. Polk and wife, Gina, of Bayou Vista; one daughter, Cheryl Trimmer and husband, William, of Morgan City; two brothers, Andy Harris and wife, Jackie, of Zigler, Ill., and Cletus Harris of Marion, Ill.; three sisters, Marie Stevens of Jonesboro, Ark., Elaine McGill of Zigler, Ill., and Ivanell Mann and husband, Lonnie, of High Knob, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Bethany Bennett, Madison Polk, Brittany Polk, Timothy Polk-Trimmer, Hayden Polk, Patricia Trimmer Aucoin, Georgia Trimmer, Daniel Trimmer, Lillian Trimmer and Ethan Polk; and two great-grandchildren, Aurora Johnson and Braelie Aucoin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Medie Harris; one sister, Ozell Taylor; two brothers, Bill Harris and Clovis Harris; and her mother-in-law, Lela Polk.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home and will resume in Benton, Ill., at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, starting at 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dean Severin officiating. She will be laid to rest following the service in Miners Cemetery in Royalton, Ill.

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