Helen Mooningham (1921-2016)

MooninghamHelen Mooningham

September 6, 1921 – April 13, 2016 

Helen E. Mooningham, nee Rasp, age 94, of O’Fallon, formerly long-time resident of Shiloh, born September 6, 1921 in Shiloh, passed away Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Helen was a dietician for many years for the Diocese of Belleville, both at St. John Children’s Home and the Hincke Home for Retired Priests. She was a long-time faithful parishioner at Corpus Christi Catholic Church and had been a member of the St. Ann Altar Sodality.

Helen was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother with a zest for life. She kept active well into her 90’s, with her friends and neighbors at Cambridge House & Corpus Christi parish.

She was preceded in death by her parents Victor and Anna, nee Huber, Rasp; her infant daughter Vicky Ann, her brother Edward “Bud” Rasp, and brother-in-law Henry Schwartz.

Surviving are her children Mark Mooningham of Shiloh, Kay Lynn (Fred) Bain of Tucson, Ariz., granddaughter Kristy (James, Jr.) Lynch of Smithton; great grandchildren Olivia Rose and James Joseph Lynch; sister Patricia “Patsy” Schwartz and nephew Victor Schwartz, both of Fairview Heights, Ill.

The guestbook is available at www.wfh-ofallon.com. Memorial donations are suggested to Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Visitation was held Friday, April 15, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 205 Rasp St., Shiloh.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, April 15, 2016 at church with Msgr. Jim Margason presiding. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shiloh, Illinois.

Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon, Illinois.