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Source - Year: 1930; Census Place: Nunda, McHenry, Illinois; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 2340272
Helen Knox - line 4
Source - Year: 1940; Census Place: Nunda, McHenry, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00840; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 56-36A
BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE WEDDING UNITES KNOX SISTERS
St. Patrick's Catholic church was the scene of a beautiful double wedding ceremony on Saturday morning, Oct. 13, at 10:30 o'clock when Miss Helen and Miss Joanne Knox became brides. Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Knox, Sr., of McHenry, they were married to James Busch and to Wencil Stanek. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Busch of Spring Grove and Frank Stanek of Stanley, Wis. Rev. Fr. Edward C. Coakley officiated at the service.
Miss Helen was attended by her sister, Lucille, as maid of honor and by Mrs. Larry Elfmann, Jr., sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. Mrs. Robert W. Knox, sister-in-law of the bride, acted as matron of honor for Miss Joanne and Miss Eileen Knox, her sister, was bridesmaid.
Helen chose a floor length gown of embroidered nylon tulle over satin, with satin-bound mandarin collar and full, push-up sleeves. The skirt was bouffant over layers of net and satin, worn with a hoop, and she had a crown type headpiece, pearl trimmed, attached to a fingertip veil. She carried stephanotis and gladioli, as did her sister.
Joanne wore a wedding gown of chantilly lace with a jeweled, fitted bodice, keyhole neckline and long, tapered sleeves. The nylon tulle, shirred skirt was floor length, with a lace apron effect in front and lace extending over the hip line and down the back in panels. Her fingertip veil fell from a lace cap, pearl trimmed.
Helen's attendants were attired similarly in ballerina length dresses of crystalette, in shrimp color taffeta. The other attendants were in gowns styled similarly in peacock blue. They carried white mums.
Terry Walker, niece of Mr. Busch, and Anne Stanek, niece of Mr. Stanek, were the pretty flower girls, attired in white, nylon dresses, with white flower headpieces.
Larry Elfmann, Jr., served as best man for the Knox-Busch wedding and Donald Huff, a friend, was groomsman. For the other wedding, Harold Lelja of Chicago was best man and Leon Busch, a friend, was groomsman.
For her daughters' wedding, Mrs. Knox chose a charcoal-colored dress in taffeta, with mauve accessories. Mrs. Busch wore lace over pink taffeta and pink accessories. Mrs. Ted Stanek, sister-in-law of the groom, wore a blue dress and pink and blue accessories.
Dinner for sixty members of the families was served at noon at Memorial hall, Johnsburg. Later, dinner and a reception were enjoyed there by about 450 guests.
Miss Helen is a graduate of the McHenry high school and is employed by City Clerk Earl R. Walsh. Her sister is also a local graduate and formerly worked at the McHenry Lumber company.
Mr. Busch is an employee of Tonyan Construction company and Mr. Stanek of Bacthel Sand and Gravel at Antioch.
Following a trip to the Ozarks, the Busches will reside in the Ben Bauer apartment south of the city. The Staneks are also on a wedding trip and upon their return will live in the Herman Schaefer apartment on Riverside Drive.
Source - The McHenry Plaindealer - Oct 18, 1956
Helen Elizabeth Busch
Helen Elizabeth Busch, age 93, of Spring Grove and formerly of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 20, 1924 in McHenry to Robert and Edna (Phalin) Knox. Helen graduated from McHenry High School with the Class of 1941. On October 13, 1956 she married James Busch in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Joanne and Wencil Stanek at St. Patrick Church in McHenry.
In her youth Helen was a champion ping pong player and enjoyed roller skating and dancing. Her first car was a hearse. She also loved reading the newspaper, politics and current affairs. Helen was very devoted to her faith, she loved God. First and foremost, Helen loved her family and was devoted to her family throughout her entire lifetime.
She is survived by two children, Marty (Sherri) Busch, Carol Gurgul; three grandchildren, Jamie Gurgul, Matthew Gurgul, Joshua McKinney; five great-grandchildren, James Busch, Jonathan Walker, Lily Busch, Tony Busch, Jackson Busch; two sisters, Eileen Mauer and Lucille Harris; and many nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; a grandson, Paul Busch; and siblings, Mary Rossi, Kathleen Knox, Robert Knox, Howard Knox, Joanne Stanek, Julia Huska, John Knox, and Kevin Knox.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, April 10, at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, from 9:00 a.m. until closing prayers. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 2118 Main Street, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Interment will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Spring Grove, IL.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, Helen's family suggests memorials to St. Peter's Church. To send flowers or an online condolence to the family of Helen Busch please visit our Tribute Store at www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com.
Source - Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL) - Apr 8, 2008
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