July 11, 1915 - May 3, 2018
Helen G. Ashenbramer, age 102 of Springfield, IL formerly of Mattoon, IL passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:52 P.M. at her residence. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Pastor Greg Busboom will officiate with burial immediately following the service at Stewardson Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 11:30 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home. Helen was born July 11, 1915 in Clarksburg, IL the daughter of Harry and Eva (Warner) Rothrock. She married Jack Ashenbramer on June 9, 1935 in Effingham, IL; he passed away October 9, 1996. Helen is survived by her three children: one son, Donald R. Ashenbramer of Chattanooga, TN; two daughters, Carol K. Linder of Springfield, IL; and Lana G. Kindel of The Villages, FL; twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eva Rothrock; her husband, Jack Ashenbramer; one son, Kenton G. Ashenbramer; two brothers, Herbert and Eugene Rothrock; and one sister, Angeline Rothrock. Helen was a longtime employee of Mattoon Burger King. She was an active member of Mattoon Christian Church, Board Member of the Theos Club, and Member of Mattoon Area Family YMCA where she was an aerobics athlete extraordinaire. Helen believed God, love, family, and exercise was the reason for longevity. Helen’s zest for life was something to be admired and was inspiration to many. Memorials in her honor may be made to Mattoon Area Family YMCA, 221 N. 16th St. Mattoon, IL 61938; Mattoon First Christian Church, 1600 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Visiting Angels, 2800 Montvale Dr., Suite G, Springfield, IL 62704; or Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 924 Clocktower Dr., Springfield, IL 62702. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Helen G. Ashenbramer, age 102 of Springfield, IL formerly of Mattoon, IL passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:52 P.M. at her residence. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral... View Obituary & Service Information
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