In loving memory of

Helen L Picton
November 10, 1928 - January 23, 2020

Helen Picton, 91, of Keokuk, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 23, 2020, at Mississippi Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Helen was born November 10, 1928, in Memphis, MO, to John R and Della Mae (Reno) Stice. She was united in marriage to Garold Picton on March 24, 1950 in Jefferson City, MO. He preceded her in death in January of 1988.

Helen lived in Keokuk all of her adult life. She was employed at Sheller Globe Co. in Keokuk for 24 years as a factory laborer.

Helen is survived by four children, sons; Craig Picton (Carol) of Keokuk, and Mark Picton (Nancy) of Sellersville, PA, daughters; Diana Lynn Picton of Keokuk and Pamela White of Keokuk, one sister; Barbara Houston of CO, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, four sisters, one son, two step-sons and their wives.

Visitation will be Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9 to 10 am at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers, 917 Blondeau Street, Keokuk. Services will follow at 10 am. Helen will be laid to rest with Garold at Keokuk National Cemetery.

Memorials in honor of Helen may be made to Keokuk Animal Services on Carbide Lane.

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Jerry and Diane Kearns wrote on Jan 29, 2020:

"Our condolences to the family."

Amanda Frueh wrote on Jan 23, 2020:

"I adored taking care of Mrs. Helen and will miss her dearly! I'm so sorry for your families loss"

Mary Ellen Wiegard wrote on Jan 23, 2020:

"Barbara I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost both of my sisters too. I feel your pain"