Helen L. York, 88, of Arizona City, Arizona and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was born May 10, 1926 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Bert and Ida (Brooks) Petitt.
She married Ralph W. "Buck" York on November 2, 1946 in Granite City and he preceded her in death on September 14, 1993.
She had worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart in Casa Grande, Arizona. She enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon York of Arizona City, Arizona; a son, Gary York of Fredricktown, Missouri; five grandchildren and their spouses, Angela and Brent Nelson of Arizona City, Arizona, Kimberly and Glen Sprankle of Maryville, Danielle and Jason Gilmore of Maryville, Amy and Dustin Bauer of Maryville and Megan and Junior Garcia of Memphis, Tennessee; seven great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Cook and Meda Champion and one brother, Edward Brooks.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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