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Helen Moncel

March 3, 1918 — July 6, 2014

Helen Moncel

Helen Nadine Moncel, 96, of Monticello, formerly of Francesville, IN, passed away at 8:45am on Sunday, July 6, at White Oak Health Campus, Monticello. She was born April 3, 1918 in Attica to the late Albert Lloyd and Elma (Talbert)Mills. On December 28, 1945, in LaPorte, Indiana, she married William Paul Moncel and they began their life together farming in various locations. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1991 . She was a 1937 graduate of Westville High School. During the war years, she worked as a Powder Monkey at the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant in Kingsbury, IN. Ladies poured the powder charge into the shells. She held other jobs in the following years at the Maidenform Factory in Monon, IN; Shumakers Coil Factory in Rensselaer, IN; and the T & C Drive-In in Francesville, IN. She loved to cook. Her pies, fried chicken and home made noodles were family famous and no one could make tapioca pudding or oatmeal like "Grandma." Gardening was another favorite pastime but her favorite thing was being with and caring for her family. She is survived by son Billy Ben (Linda) of Monticello and daughters Jan (Ted) Westphal Sparta, TN and Noreen (Ron) Gronewold of Monticello; three grandchildren - Tracy, Aaron and Elizabeth and four great grandsons Brandon, James, Dylan and Carson and a special niece Bonita (Don) Henricks, Knox, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters; Faye Frazee and Doris Paxson; and two grandchildren. Per her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A celebration of her life and burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice of charity. Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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