Marceline ‘Marcy’ (Helms) Morken

Marceline ‘Marcy’ (Helms) Morken
April 28, 1929 - Nov. 5, 2013
WINFIELD, Ill. — Marceline “Marcy” (Helms) Morken, born in Plymouth on April 28, 1929 to Flint and Frances (Eich) Helms. Died on Nov. 5, 2013 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. after nine days in ICU from a severe infection resistant to most antibiotics.
Marcy attended grade school at St. Michael School, and graduated from Lincoln High School class of 1947. She then went on to Rosary College in River Forest, Ill. where she met the love of her life Rol Morken and married Feb. 19, 1949. After raising five children she attended College of DuPage and earned an associate degree in psychology. Marcy was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church CCW and Winfield Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary where her husband was a volunteer fireman. For the past four years Marcy also volunteered at the DuPage County Convalescent Center where her husband Rol was a resident. She provided magazines, clothing and friendly conversation to many residents. Rol’s and Marcy’s favorite place to get away during the winter months was Naples Fla. where they had a condo and visited with her brother Bob and his wife Polly and many friends.
Marcy is survived by her sister Eileen and five children, Karen (Dennis) Calay, Julie, Nancy (Jim) Rigney, Cathy (Kenny) Wyrick and Steve (Karen) Morken. She has 14 grandchildren and 25 1/2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Robert and Arthur.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Williams Kampp Funeral Home and the funeral mass was held on Monday Nov. 11 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield at 11 a.m. with a visitation for a half hour before mass and a luncheon in Sebahar Hall back at church after the burial at Assumption Cemetery in Winfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DuPage County Convalescent Center at 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 or St. John The Baptist Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund at OS 233 Church St., Winfield, IL 60190.