News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 24, 2013

Helen Marie Tingley


MARSHALL, Ill. — Helen Marie Tingley, 87, of Marshall, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Burnsides Community Health Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, on the family farm, near Marshall, the daughter of Walter and Jessie Dunlap Welsh. She married Guy W. Tingley on Jan. 20, 1952, at Armstrong United Methodist Church, near Marshall, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 2010.

She graduated from Marshall High School in 1944, and attended Indiana Business College, in Terre Haute, Ind. She worked at Bindley and Company in Terre Haute and later continued the family egg route in Terre Haute and Marshall. Mostly she was a loving homemaker to her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Clark County Home Extension and the Clark County Porkettes.

Surviving are a son and his wife, Victor and Ginger Tingley of Marshall; a daughter and her husband, Jessie and Dan Crews of Marshall; four grandchildren, Nathan Crews, Landen Crews, Emily Crews and Beth Jones; a brother and his wife, Ray and Beverly Welsh of Marshall: a brother-in-law, Carl Tingley; two sisters-in-law, Vernice Tingley and Margaret Ann Tingley; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Welsh, Joe Welsh and Robert Welsh; and a sister, Frances Milne.

 Services in honor of her life will be at 10:30 a.m. CDT Thursday at the church, with Pastors Nathan Crews and Michael Wooton officiating. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearce Funeral Home and one-hour prior to services Thursday at the church. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Methodist Church or to the Clark County 4-H Foundation. Online condolences are being accepted at: