Helen F. Komanetsky, 94, of Benld, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11:35 pm. She was born February 29, 1924, in Benld, IL to William Mickalites & Ursula (Diekman) Yurkshat Mickalites Janulavich. She married Michael Komanetsky on May 14, 1943 in Chicago, IL. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2005. She was a legal secretary for a law firm in Urbana, IL. Helen was valedictorian of the Benld High School Class of 1942. Helen was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie and a member of the Lithuania Lodge. She is survived by her son Steve Komanetsky of Champaign, IL, daughter, Ruth (Bryant) Welch of Castleton, VA, grandchildren, Charles Welch, Michael Welch, Gwendolyn Iaci, David Welch, great-grandchildren, Emily Welch, Adam Welch, Meghan Welch, Cetarina Welch, Caitlyn Welch, Bailey Welch, Eliana Iaci, Luca Iaci, Dominic Iaci, Tessa Iaci, step grandchildren, Kelsey Welch, Adrian Cabrera. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brothers, George Yurkshat, William Mickalites and sister, Martha Yurkshat Yavorski. Friends may call on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Funeral services are Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL with Father Pat Gibbons officiating. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld, IL. Memorials are suggested to Build Benld, Benld Library or Holy Dormition Church. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to:
Holy Dormition Church