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Helen M. Wise

March 18th, 1933 – April 15th, 2019

Helen M. Wise, age 86 of Springfield, IL, formerly of Astoria, passed away at 9:42 am Monday, April 15, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on March 18, 1933 in Astoria, the daughter of Roy C. and Josephine (Gilson) McMullen. Helen married Clair D. Schisler on June 23, 1951 at Ft. Ord, CA. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1967. She later married George H. Wise on June 9, 1984 in Astoria. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2015.

Helen was also preceded in death by two brothers, Russell McMullen and Roy McMullen, Jr. and two sisters, Bernita Perez and Virginia McMullen.

Surviving are two sons, James (and Barb) Schisler of New London, IA and Thomas (and Annette) Schisler of Troy, MO, two daughters, Christy (and Dave Hultgren) Schisler of Peoria, IL and Lori J. Schisler (and John Romano) of Springfield, IL, four granddaughters, six great-grandchildren, three step-daughters; Marsha Colletta of Oakland, OR, Carrie Wise of Pensacola, FL, and Kristen (and Brad) Bettencourt of Annapolis, MD, two step-sons, Ed (and Kathryn) Wise of Worland, WY and Dan (and Robin) Wise of Bolingbrook, IL, eleven step-grandchildren, thirteen step-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Joan (and Rodney) Butler of Fenton, MO.

Helen was an LPN, working for the Fulton County Health Department in Canton, IL. She later was the manager for the Fulton County Health Department's sub-office in Astoria, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church.

She enjoyed cooking for her family whom she loved deeply.

Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Gary Sheets will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Astoria Rescue Squad or the donor's choice. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery.


April 17th, 2019

To Jim,Barb n family,Tom Annetten family,Christy n Dave,and Lori n John My heart felt condolence and prayers for

April 17th, 2019

Jim, Tom, Christy Lori: so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a good lady. Nancy Carithers

April 17th, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of Helen..she was one of my best friends since 1st grade. I have a cardiologist appointment that day that I can't change.. accept my sorrowQnd

April 17th, 2019

my prayers. I loved her for a long time and know that you will greatly miss her.. Barbara Jean

April 18th, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Helen was such a sweet, kind, very giving person. You all have our sympathies.
From all of us,
The Malott, Burget, Taylor Families

April 19th, 2019

So sorry in the loss of your mother. The Grover family has wonderful memories of all of you as neighbors in the 60's. Such a sweet and loving mother you will miss so much. Our condolences. The Grover family.

April 20th, 2019

To Lori and your entire family,

I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She always made me feel so loved and welcome! She was truly one of the most godly women I've ever known. I wish I could have been at her service. Mom said it was beautiful! You all will be in my prayers.

April 24th, 2019

Loved your mother to pieces! She was a beautiful
& compassionate lady inside & out. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your families. Jon & Ketra Branson

April 24th, 2019

Loved your mother to pieces! She was a beautiful
& compassionate lady inside & out. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your families. Jon & Ketra Branson

November 18th, 2021

Shirley Steitz sends her heartfelt feelings if love to your mom Jim and to Barb as I was A CNA in The WilliamsbirgIowa Care Center. A great LPN is hard towork with amd it dounds like she was one of these people.You re lucky to have had sich a gteat mom.

January 19th, 2023

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