Helen Elaine (Hayes) Corbin, 59, of Gillespie, Ill., died on July 20, 2023, after a courageous multi-year battle with breast cancer.  Helen was born on March 24, 1964, to Richard Hayes and Helen (Noel) Hayes in Wilsonville. She married Kim Corbin in 1991, and he survives.

After graduating from Gillespie High School in 1982, she held various positions in healthcare, factories, and retail; but her favorite job title over the years was mom. 

Helen was proud to add Emily (Brown) Corbin, Betty Calbreath, Tyler (Ross) Peterson, and Chelsea Herbert to the list of children that she called her own. 

She enjoyed supporting her children from the sidelines at every game and planning family outings. Helen was passionate about hiking, traveling and enjoyed the many pets she had through the years.

She is survived by her husband, Kim Corbin of Gillespie; children, Cameron (Emily) Corbin of Gillespie, and Ashley Corbin of St. Louis, Mo .; half-brother, Lloyd (Kathleen) Hoover of Beaverville; in-laws, Frank Corbin, Lisa (Gibson) Corbin, and William “Bill” Keenan; and countless friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. Helen was predeceased by her parents; and in-laws, Dorothy (Scgloski) Corbin, George Voyles, Jeff Corbin, and Trishia (Corbin) Keenan.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 until 7 p.m. with a service to begin at 7 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. A private family burial will be held at the Gillespie Cemetery. 

The family requests donations be made to Kravanya Funeral Home to help cover funeral expenses.  Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of arrangements.

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