Helen Louise Holevoet Foote, 88, of Geneseo, died Monday, July 10, 2017, under hospice care at Good Samaritan Village, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will be at the Annawan Cemetery. A visitation will be one hour (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen Louise Holevoet Foote, 88, of Geneseo, died Monday, July 10, 2017, under hospice care at Good Samaritan Village, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will be at the Annawan Cemetery. A visitation will be one hour (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen was born to the late George and Georgette Holevoet in the family home in Cornwall Township, Henry County, on May 29, 1929. She attended and graduated eighth grade from the Brandon Country School. She later attended Geneseo Township High School and graduated in 1947. One week later, she started working at her one and only job at the Geneseo Republic newspaper, where she worked for nearly 30 years.

She was united in marriage to Casper “Doc” Hartman Foote at St. Anthony Church, in Atkinson, on July 13, 1968. Doc passed away on Sept. 2, 1998. She was an active member of St. Malachy Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, and various volunteer programs. Helen’s work here on earth is done. She has received a call from her eternal home, an offer she couldn’t refuse. The assignment consists of a grand reunion with family and friends whom she has not seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, gardening, biking, writing letters, and reading to her heart’s content. She touched many lives in her 88 years and will be missed greatly by her family and friends. We find comfort in one day knowing we will be invited to her heavenly reunion.

Helen is survived by her younger siblings, Arthur Holevoet, Paul (Kathy) Holevoet, of Atkinson; and MaryLou Robinson, of Cambridge; three nieces; three nephews; 17 great-nieces/nephews; one great-great niece and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper “Doc” Hartman Foote; her brother-in-law, Wayne “Bunky” Robinson; and her beloved dog, Tinkerbell.