Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Helen Irene Sher

January 16, 1914 - July 14, 2017


Date and Time

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM


Zion Gardens Cemetery
6758 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60634


Rabbi Barry Schechter


Goldstein Residence
9439 North Oak Avenue
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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Wednesday upon return from the cemetery

Memorial Contributions

American Cancer Society
100 Tri-State International, Suite 125
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069


Helen Irene Sher nee Miller, 103.
Loving wife of the late Harry. Adored mother of Judith Goldstein and the late Don Sher. Treasured and involved Grammie of Michael (Jennifer Schwade) Goldstein, David Goldstein and Elena (Mark Henderson) Goldstein. Cherished Great-Grammie of Ezra and Sam Henderson. Dear sister of the late Gertrude (the late Fred) Kantoff, Jack Miller, Henry (Mary) Miller, Harold (Ruth) Miller, Annette (Bernard) Joseph and Mary (Morry) Finkelstein. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Helen was an independent woman who lived independently until the age of 101 years. She found her own way in the world after being widowed at an early age and developed a new career as a legal secretary. She became so proficient at her work that the lawyers, who employed her, were unwilling to let her retire until they ended their practice when she was 87 years of age. Helen was the emotional center of her family and provided both emotional and other kinds of support to her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. She is the one we all went to when we were either joyful or upset and worried. She always showed a warm heart, a listening ear, and good advice. Helen was our strength. We will miss her strength and wisdom while always remembering her love and kindness. Graveside services Wednesday, 11:00 am at Zion Gardens Cemetery, 6758 West Addison, Chicago. Memorials in her memory to the American Cancer Society,, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel 847.229.8822,


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