Helene A. James, nee Stanek, age 87 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of the late Curtis A. James Sr., loving mother of Debra L. (Chris Straka) James, Curtis A. (Efi) James Jr. and the late Sharon L. James, cherished grandmother of Kelly (Bill Schurman) Andrews, Larry (Robyn) Andrews Jr., John (Rose) Andrews, Christal (Andrew) Beyer, Matthew James, Joanna James and great grandmother of Breann Andrews, Haley Andrews, Madelyn Andrews, Pearl Beyer, Gabriel Beyer and Avery Andrews, dear sister of Gail Stanek Koziel and sister-in-law to many.
Helene had a great love of animals and enjoyed traveling, playing poker and watching football and the Kentucky Derby. Helene was a kind and selfless person who had an impact on everyone who knew her. She had a deep love for her family and friends and always took the time to have meaningful talks with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She shared her wisdom and insight to teach these important life lessons and for that her family will be forever grateful. Helene touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.