Nancy Ellen Helmick, 73 of Arcola, formerly of Urbana, passed away at 11:38 P.M. on Saturday, May 2, 2020 in Charleston, with her family by her side.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. Pastor Steven Stern officiated. The Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nancy was born on January 12, 1947 in Urbana, IL. She was a daughter of Irven and Frances (Rice) Franklin. She married Craig Eugene Helmick on February 20, 1966 in Urbana.
She is survived by four children, Michael Helmick and his wife Carol of Champaign, Joel Helmick and his wife Cindy of Tolono, Kevin Helmick and his wife Amanda of Tuscola, and Bryndon Helmick of Paducah, KY, seven grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, Moriah, Zachary, Chelsie, Corbin and Dawsyn, her mother, Frances Franklin of Champaign.
She was preceded in death by her father, two grandsons, Joshua and Adam Helmick and one sister, Kathy Peavler.
Nancy had worked at the Urbana Kmart for several years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, photography and she loved animals. She spent countless hours reading her Bible. Nancy’s favorite times were spent with her family; more than anything else, she loved God.