Helen I. Meece, 89, of Monticello passed away at 7:25 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Helen was born on February 5, 1930 to Roy H. and Clara (Perkins) Wittig. She married Raymond E. Meece on September 18, 1949. He passed away February 13, 2012.

Helen was born on the farm east of Monticello where she lived for the next 80 years of her life. She was a devoted farm wife, mother and grandmother. She worked at Kaiser’s Department Store for many years in the ladies department.

She is survived by her sons John (Linda), Jacksonville and Ron (Cindy), Monticello and her daughter Donna (Robert) Rubel of Monticello. She is also survived by her grandchildren Matthew (Kelly) Rubel, Dan (Ana) Rubel, Kyle (Kristle) Meece, Ryan (Ayla) Meece, and Shayla (Kyle) Fountain and step grandchildren Dr. Susan (Ron) Gatto and Derk (Julie) Taylor. She is survived by her great grandchildren Davis Rubel, Charlie Rubel, Mackenzie Rubel, Ben Rubel, Madisyn Meece, Makenna Meece, Jack Rubel, Eden Meece, Miles Fountain, and Abel Meece. Step great grandchildren surviving are Morgan (Chase) Evans, Erin Gatto, Grant Taylor, Blake Taylor and Grace Taylor.

Helen is survived by her brother, Harold Wittig and her sister, Joanne Shaffer, both of Monticello and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Her husband, parents and two sisters, Margery Shaffer and Jeanne Wittig preceded her death.

Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Monticello High School FFA or Harbor Light Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.