Helen Marie Moreton, age 86, passed away on May 31, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. She was born on July 29, 1932 to Arthur and Dora (Riley) Nichols in Mt. Vernon, IL as an only child. Helen attended Mt. Vernon High School where she met the love of her life Robert G. Moreton. Robert entered the Air Force and served in the Korean War while Helen was a cashier at the local grocery store. When Robert returned from service they married on November 7, 1954.
Helen and Robert resided in Mt. Vernon for many years before deciding to move to Fort Myers, FL in 1965. After living in Fort Myers for over twenty-ﬁve years they decided it was time to move back home. Helen was preceded by her spouse, Robert Moreton, in January of 2006. She is survived by her children, Cathy Marie Moreton Lang of Greenville, SC and Mark Steven Moreton (Lety Moreton) of RSM, CA. Helen was an amazing grandmother to her six grandchildren, Chris Hawley, Ashley Aguirre (Jonathan Aguirre), Aaron Moreton, Zachary Moreton, Marco Garcia, and Christopher Garcia.
To honor Mrs. Moreton there will be a funeral service Saturday June 8, 2019, 10:00 am at Newell Funeral, 601 S. 42nd St in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.The family welcomes all who would like to attend on Saturday. If you would like to send ﬂowers, please have them sent to Newell Funeral Home.
“One’s life is never forgotten but always cherished and will live through the loved ones they have left behind.” Helen will live on through her family with the meals she taught us to prepare, with the kindness she taught us how to love, the guidance for the Lord she taught us to have faith. May she rest in peace while her loving family uses her teachings to live on.
Corinthians 4:17-18 “These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessing upon us forever and ever! So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.”
Call Newell Funeral Home – Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.