Friday, January 5, 2007

Helen M. Hilton, 80, former resident of Aurora, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla.

She was born to Tom and Leatha Mitchell on april 22, 1926, in Washburn. She worked as a nurse in Tulsa, Okla., at St. Francis Hospital and also in home care in Oklahoma and Missouri. She and her husband, George, fostered 97 children while living in Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; one son, donald Bowles; one brother, Charles; three sisters, Violet Pippin, May Brott and Lillie Hilton.

Survivors include: one son, George G. Hilton, Jr., of Louisiana, Mo.; two daughters, Judi Hocutt, of Dallas, Texas, and Elizabeth Hilton, of Tulsa, Okla.; four sisters, Inez Canny, of Iowa, Geneva Girouard, Georgia Krebs and Wilma Mitchell, of Missouri; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.