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Helen J. Bova

November 1, 1923 ~ September 12, 2021 (age 97)


Helen J. Bova, nee Mungle, age 97, of Belleville, IL, born on November 1, 1923, in Danville, AR, died on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

Helen was an administrative assistant for East St. Louis Urban Water Co., now Illinois American Water Company.  She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary #53, East St. Louis, IL, St. Henry’s Ladies Club, Belleville Health and Sports Center and Shiloh School of Art.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Bova, who died on January 8, 1998; her parents, Roland and Maude, nee Duke Mungle; her siblings, James Mungle, Thelma Wolfbrandt, Lee Mungle and Lloyd Mungle; and her daughter-in-law, Pat Bova.  

She is survived by her children, Michael S. Bova of Fairview Heights, IL and Teresa Bova of Manchester, MO; her grandchildren, Michael (Linda) Bova, Christine (Greg) Hosp, Phillip (Denise) Bova, Amy (Steve) Kuehler, and Amanda (Nick) Lussier; 3 great grandsons, Gabe, Lincoln, and Clark; and her brother, Marvin Mungle.  Helen is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or in the form of masses to St. Henry Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Assoc.

Form of Masses

 Service Information

September 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairview Heights, IL)

Mass of Christian Burial
September 21, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Henry Catholic Church
5315 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62223

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