Helen Panouses


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Posted Online: April 03, 2014, 6:32 pm
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Funeral services for Helen Panouses, 88, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, East Moline.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a Trisagion (prayer) service will be held at 4:30 p.m.
Mrs. Panouses died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her daughter's home in Silvis. Memorials may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, where she had been a member.
Helen Lygouriatis was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Horion Argolikon Naplion, Greece, the daughter of George and Fotini Katsanis Lygouriatis. She married William "Bill" Panouses in June 1949, in the Bahamas. He died on May 31, 2004.
She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening. Helen's life was her family and her church. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Philoptochos Society and the choir at Assumption.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Daphne and Guadalupe Olvera Jr., Silvis; granddaughters, Deana (Don) Mundt, Angela, Stacy and Victoria Olvera; great-grandchildren, Alejandra, Marie, Joseph and Gabriella; nephews, Nick (Sophia) Lygouriatis and George (Maria) Lygouriatis; and several nieces and nephews in Canada and Greece.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Angeleki, Katina and Panagoula; and brothers, John, Nick and Bill.
The family would like to thank her granddaughters; special care taker, Lynette Taylor, Option Care, Beacon of Hope Hospice, especially, T.A., Angie, Jessica and Shannon, for their help and outstanding care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 




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