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Helene Kain

November 16, 1922 ~ November 24, 2018 (age 96)

Alice Helene Kain, 96, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on November 24, 2018 at Saint Louis University Hospital. She was born November 16, 1922 in Aurora, Illinois to the late John Ridge and Freida (Freitag) Kain. Helene married Harold Kain on November 11, 1965 in Aurora, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 31 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in August 1996.

Helene is survived by her son, Thomas Harold Tinker of Montgomery, Illinois; grandson, Harold Tinker and wife, Barbara of Ewing, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Carol Richter and husband, Joe of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Rebecca Tinker of Springfield, Illinois, and Kimberly Tinker of Ewing, Illinois;  and great-great-grandchildren, Jacob Richter and Kara Richter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helene was preceded in death by her siblings, Priscilla Wampach and Donald Ridge. 

A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Aurora, Illinois. Inurnment will follow. Memorials may be made in Helene’s honor to the Aurora Moose Lodge #400.

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