Helen Louise Ennis

August 29, 1925 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 95)


Helen Louise Ennis, 95 of Sidney passed away at 6:30 AM Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Public graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo with Rev. Mike Picklesimer officiating.  Masks must be worn to attend the service.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Ennis was born August 29, 1925 in Philo Township, a daughter to Andrew Jackson and Eva Brown DeVore.  She married William Norman Ennis on December 30, 1944, he preceded her in death on June 22, 1994.

Surviving are four children; Sandra Kay (Bill)Campbell, Donald Norman Ennis, Phillip Andrew (Nancy) Ennis and Danny William (Alice) Ennis, 11 grandchildren; Randy (Sue) Craig, Rinda (Larry) Craig, Marcus (Rebecca) Campbell, Roxanne (Angie Gifford) Campbell, Amanda Ennis, Brandon (Kolt Knee) Ennis, Matt (Erin) Ennis, Bryan (Holly) Ennis, Kathryn (Joel) Tite, Ashley (Justin) Malone, and Jordan Ennis, 11 great-grandchildren; Albert Craig, Ryan Campbell, Kyle Campbell, Josh Gifford, Jake Gifford, Jordan Zech, Juan Fulgencio, Haley Ennis, Aiden, Liam, and Evelyn Tite and one great-great-grandchild; Mia Pilar.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, and a great-grandson; Daniel Ennis.

She graduated 8th grade from Riley Country School and from Philo High School.  She worked as a nurses’ aide at Champaign County Nursing Home, and later got her LPN license.   She retired from Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana in 1989 after 28 years.

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