Helen M. (Ping) Shew

Born: Sat., Jun. 3, 1922
Died: Sat., Aug. 22, 2015


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Location: Oblong First Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
Location: Oblong First Baptist Church

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Helen M. Shew, 93, Willow Hill, IL passed away Saturday August 22, 2015 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.
Helen was born on June 3, 1922 in Willow Hill Township Jasper County, IL and was the daughter of Claude E. Ping and Edith L. (Vance) Ping. On February 4, 1950 she married Virgil James Shew who preceded her in death on December 22, 2014.

Helen was an elementary school teacher for many years in Jasper County, IL. She was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1940. Helen was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Oblong, IL, graduated from a teachers college in Lincoln, IL in 1944. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flower gardens, and always wanted to help anyone who needed it.
She enjoyed the time that she spent with friends and especially with her family.

Helen is survived by Nick and Angie Lewis and family, who had become her family.

Preceding Helen in death were her parents; husband Virgil Shew; daughter Margaret (Shew) Allen Dec. 30, 1995; three brothers John, Paul and Jimmy Ping and two sisters Doris (Ping) Sammons and Inez Ping.

A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday August 26, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 201 S. Garfield St Oblong, IL, with Bro. Rusty Morecraft officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the church. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery rural Oblong, IL.

The family requests in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to The Mound Cemetery or First Baptist Church, Oblong. IL, with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 61449

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