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Helen M. Shelton

Cottage Hills | Thursday, September 10 2009

Helen M. Shelton, age 77, went to be with the Lord at 5:02 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at VIP Manor in Wood River.

She was born on February 3, 1932 in Eldorado, IL, the daughter of Joseph Thomas & Eva May (Cletcher) Grant.

She married Roy V. Shelton on December 17, 1950 in Eldorado, IL. He survives.

Helen was employed as a bookkeeper for the Bennet Auto Supply Company in Granite City for 30 years retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Bethalto Church of God, where she played the piano and the organ and was a Sunday school teacher for 35 years. She loved to spend time with her family, friends and especially her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Karen & Donald Phillips of Wood River; five grandchildren and their spouses, Erin Phillips, Amber & Ben Ellis, Adam & Taryn LeGette, Adam Phillips and Alicia Neal; five great, Erica, Emalee, Adaline, Milla and Taylor; seven brothers, sisters and their spouses, Chloe & Calvin Denny of South Roxana, Flo Headrick of Richland, Washington State, Sylvia & Don Beasley of Brighton, Rosalie & Donnie Tucker of Bethalto, Dale & Lynnette Grant of South Roxana, John & Judy Grant of Pekin, IL and Kathy & Ed Douglas of Norris City, IL; one brother-in-law, Richard and Sandra Shelton of MI, one sister-in-law, Melba Ramsey of Eldorado, IL; mother-in-law Clara Phelps of Harrisburg, IL and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son James Roy Shelton and one brother Harold Wayne Grant.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at the
Bethalto Church of God.

Visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. to service time at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
September 15, 2009 at the Bethalto Church of God with Pastor Jeremy Robinson officiating

Memorials may be made to Debt Retirement at the Bethalto Church of God.

Graveside services will take place at 3:30 pm at Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado, IL

An online condolence and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.


Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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