Helen B. Shields

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Helen Brech Shields was born June 3, 1926 in Cottonwood, S.D., the daughter of the late John and Louise Brech. She passed away May 31, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, James Edward Shields, daughter, Nancy Diane Shields, brothers, Al and Tony, sisters, Tracy, Veronica, Claira, Marie and Estelle.

She is survived by beloved daughter Karen and son in law, Joey Cardona, son, Jimmy and daughter in law, Sharon, daughter, Linda and son in law Van; grandchildren, Rachel, Jason and Kevin; sisters in law, Alice Brech and Kate Shields, brother in law, Bill Taylor and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

She was retired from the Greenville News, where she worked many years as a proofreader. She loved music, gardening and birdwatching.

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A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smith Phayer Hospice House, c/o HOCF, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

The family wishes to thank the staff at White Oak Manor, Smith Phayer Hospice House for their care and compassion.

Private funeral services will be held.&bsp; Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.