December 21, 1922 - November 4, 2020
Helen M. Schenk, 97, of Evansville, passed away due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Home. Helen was born December 21, 1922 in Evansville to the late Frank and Verona (Lamey) Bayer. Helen was a homemaker; helped her husband on the family farm and was a talented seamstress, making clothing to wear for the holidays. Having been born into a farming family, Helen was willing and able to help in repairing machinery and household items. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church; an avid gardener, who canned and froze much of her produce and clabber player. For over 20 years, on his wedding anniversary, Helen would give her son, Harold and his wife Claudia, twelve jars of homemade jelly. Each year, she planned a family vacation to sight see the country and visit family or friends. Having grown up in a family with 14 children, she knew how to stretch a Sunday dinner of roast beef and make it last all week. Helen made sure her family had all of the necessities of life, as well as most of their wants, by shopping smart and not being wasteful. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings at the farm and she always did all of the cooking. When her children were young, Helen made clothes for both her daughter and son. When the time came for her daughter, Jeanne to get married, Helen helped sew her wedding dress. Helen and her husband Victor enjoyed circle dancing and spent many Saturday nights dancing at the Owls and Haymakers. Helen also enjoyed her trips to town every Thursday when she would do her grocery shopping and visit with her sisters. Surviving Helen are a daughter, Jeanne Schenk and son, Harold (Claudia) Schenk, both of Evansville; sisters, Dorothy Marshall, Katie Hirsch, Dolores Tucker, Anna Ritzert and Rose Ann (Bill) Barrow. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Victor Schenk in 2012; by sisters, Bernice Huff, Mary Widick, Betty Jo Dossett and Rita Like and by brothers, Vincent, Edward, Raymond “Bud” and Robert Bayer. Due to the pandemic, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Milner Industrial Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Good Samaritan Home, especially Kelly, for their kind and compassionate care. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Helen M. Schenk, 97, of Evansville, passed away due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Home. Helen was born December 21, 1922 in Evansville to the late Frank and Verona (Lamey) Bayer. Helen was a homemaker; helped... View Obituary & Service Information
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