Helen Faye Owens (nee Belt), age 93, of Maryville, IL, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL. Helen was born on December 14, 1923 in Elizabethtown, IL, a daughter of the late Norman and Lillie (nee Foster) Belt.
Helen will always be remembered for her selfless compassion, integrity, and her loving spirit that she shared with all she graciously welcomed into her heart. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Helen had retired from Wal-Mart in Glen Carbon, IL after twenty-six years of dedicated service.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Willard W. Owens in April of 1994; two sisters, Virginia Mae Belt and Mary T. Austin; five brothers, Kenneth “Bob” Belt, Milas Belt, Howard Belt, Wendell Belt and Albert Belt.
She is survived by her loving children, Kathleen (Barry) Roberts, James E. Owens and Michael W. Owens; proud grandmother to Kimberly A. Johns; proud great-grandmother to Carlina S. Johns and one “special kid” Cassie R. Taylor; niece, Mary Kay McGarry
The Owens family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Liberty Village of Maryville, Illinois for their loving concern and care given to Helen.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL, with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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