Sewing 16

Helen Janelle Wilks

October 16, 1936 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 83)


Helen Janelle Cowan Wilks resident of Post Falls, ID passed away at the Schneidmiller house in Coeur d’Alene, ID on October 6, 2020. She was born to John Robert and Elsie Anderson Cowan on October 16, 1936.

On April 6, 1986, Helen married Kevin Wilks. Over the years Helen had several jobs, including cooking in Alaska, the University of Idaho, restaurants, and dinners for the church. She loved cooking breakfast for the men at church and desserts for the ladies' teas. She also worked for the phone company, raised hogs and rabbits as well as being a caregiver. Her passion was always sewing. She owned her own sewing business and had machines for delicate sewing to industrial upholstery fabrics. Helen loved reading her Bible and attending services at Post Falls Baptist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church, St. Maries, ID. She is now resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternity. She was loved and will be missed.

Helen is survived by her husband Kevin at their home in Post Fall; son, John Patrick Cowan of Moses Lake, WA; sister-in-law, Wendy Bond of Davenport, WA; sister-in-law Jan Cowan of Newell, SD her brother-in-law Leonard (Rhonda) Wilks of Emida, ID. And numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by the parents, brothers Robert, Pat, and Koke, and Brother-in-law Richard Wilks.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Janelle Wilks, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Helen Janelle Wilks
© 2020 English Funeral Chapels & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy