HERRIN — Vera Helen Hardcastle, 84, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Helen was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Carbondale, to Colin Jeremiah “Jerry” and Vera (Bullock) Boyd.

She married Frank Vernell Hardcastle on June 23, 1960, in Carterville. Together they shared 57 wonderful years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Frank Hardcastle of Herrin; daughter, Tracy Johnson of Herrin; sons, Frank A. (Jamie) Hardcastle III of Carterville and James “Brad” (Mickey) Hardcastle of Fairhope, Alabama; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Colin Boyd.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard; sisters, Margaret and Renee Boyd; and grandsons, Zachary Hardcastle and Jaxson Keeling.

For more information, visit rigginpillatschburkefh.com.

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