Helen M. Wise, 86, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:42am at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.


She was born March 18, 1933 in Astoria, IL to parents Roy C. and Josephine McMullen. Helen married Clair D. Schisler June 23, 1951 at Ft. Ord, CA. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1967. She then married George H. Wise on June 9, 1984 in Astoria, IL. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2015. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: Russell and Roy Mcmullen, Jr. and 2 sisters: Bernita Perez and Virginia McMullen.


Helen is survived by sons, James Schisler of New London, IA and Thomas Schisler of Troy, MO; Daughters, Christy Schisler of Peoria, IL, and Lori J. Schisler of Springfield, IL; Step-Daughters, Marsha Colletta of Oakland, OR, Carrie Wise of Pensacola, FL, and Fristen Bettencourt of Annapolis, MD; Sister, Joan Butler of Fenton, MO; 4 Granddaughters, 6 Great-Grandchildren, 11 Step-Grandchildren, and 13 Step-Great-Grandchildren.


Helen was an LPN for the Fulton County Health Department in Canton, IL. She later was the manager for the Fulton County Health Department’s sub- office in Astoria, retiring in 1993. Helen was a member of the Astoria Christian Church. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She was always doing for others.


Services will be held at 3pm on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Pastor Gary Sheets officiating. Visitation is 1 hour prior to the services on Friday. Internment will be at Astoria Cemetery in Astoria, IL.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Astoria Rescue Squad or Donor’s choice.


Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at