Funeral services for Mary Helen Weller, 64, of Rockdale were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Dr. Gregory Nichols officiated.
Mrs. Weller died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at her home in Rockdale.
She was born March 5, 1948, in Athens, Illinois, to Paul William and Dorothy Mae (Dawson) Collins.
She married Elmer Louis Weller on April 19, 1973, in Pekin, Illinois.
They moved to Rockdale in 1989 from Troup.
Mrs. Weller worked as a nurses aide at Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale for three years, then was a cashier for Circle K Convenience Store in Rockdale for 11 years.
She loved her children and was proud of her American Indian heritage.
Mrs. Weller was preceded in death by her father; a son, Anthony LeRoy Barker, on Aug. 10, 1965; four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors are her mother, Dorothy Mae Collins of Center; her husband, Elmer Louis Weller of Rockdale; three sons, Kenneth Lee Barker of Maysfield, Paul Scott Barker and Louis Eugene Weller, both of Rockdale; three daughters, Stephanie Ann Russ of Georgia, Leslie Lynn Jenkins of Risen, Arkansas, Dorothy Delores Weller of Rockdale; three brothers, Paul Edward Collins of Center, Richard Ivan Collins of Springfield, Illinois, Kenneth L. Slife of Florida; and two sisters, Norma Jean Moss of Springfield, Illinois, and another sister in Springfield, Missouri; also, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brandon Weller, Cristian Membreno, Thomas MacAdoo, Josh Fults, David Fults and Randy Mayfield.
Memorials may be made to Dell Children’s Hospital, 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.