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Helen Hubbell


May 3, 1939
January 5, 2019

Visitation 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Odin
Funeral 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Odin

Helen J. Hubbell, 79, of Odin passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Salem Township Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1939 the daughter of C. Glen and Flo E. (Chitwood) Jones in Salem. She married the love of her life, Larry Hubbell on June 17, 1957 in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on February 3, 2010.

Helen was devoted to her loving family, children, Debbie Donahoo of Odin, Bruce Hubbell of Odin, Vicki Smith and husband Greg of Odin; grandchildren, Ryan Donahoo and wife Tiffany, Joshua Donahoo and wife Lachrista, Tonya Donahoo, Jamie Hubbell, Bruce Hubbell Jr., Kayla Benzing and husband Kenny, KD Lynch and husband Nicholas; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Jones and wife Armentha of Mt. Vernon; and sister, Donna Schwartz and husband Bill of Centralia.

Along with her husband of 52 years, Larry, Mrs. Hubbell was preceded in death by both her parents; infant sister, Doris Jones; sister, Mary Flowers and husband J.W.; and infant great-grandson, Wyatt.

Helen was a true lady of faith and was always happy to share this important part of her life. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Odin, where she was the hospitality chairperson. Helen loved her community and was generous with her time, volunteering with 4-H, Girl Scouts, and the American Red Cross. She retired as a loyal employee with Murray Center in Centralia after 17 years. Helen was so proud of her family and cherished making memories with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all she knew and loved.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin with Pastor Sam Alli and Brother Claude Howell officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin. A visitation time will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home in Odin. Memorials may be made in Helen’s honor to Odin 1st Christian Church or Odin Fire Department. Online condolences and memories of Helen may be made to the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.