MARION -- The glory of the Lord came down to welcome Helen Slaton into His presence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.
She was 97. Mrs. Slaton had lived in Arizona for many years until health issues brought her back to Marion.
She was born March 30, 1920, in Marion to Hubert and Cecil Ramsey.
Survivors include her son, Brian Slaton of Arizona; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Slaton; sister, Elma Ramsey; and brothers, Gene Ramsey, Arthur Ramsey and Ronnie Ramsey.
The family wishes to thank health care providers at Angel Acres in Marion for the loving care they provided before and during Mrs. Slaton's illness. She was known as their Energizer Bunny.
Also, the family extends a thank-you to Hospice of Southern Illinois for making her passing such a peaceful experience.
She will be missed deeply by her family. A memorial service for Mrs. Slaton will be at a later date in Angel Acres.