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Helen Horton

May 31, 1941 — January 6, 2019


May 31, 1941
Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
January 6, 2019
Primghar, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Church of Christ; Primghar, Iowa
Rev. Don Gordon ~ Officiating

with family present will be from
1:00 P.M. until service time at the
Church of Christ on
Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

“I Can Only Imagine”
Sung by: Dave Hicks
“Go Tell It On The Mountain”
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Guitarist: Dave Hicks

Nathaniel Folven Timothy Horton
Chris Ritchie
Cody Moulton Walker Buck
Erik Major Braxton Horton
Xzavier Horton Jadon Horton
Jonathan Howe Levi Horton

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.
Helen Horton, the daughter of Ralph and Della (Schlyer) Wright was born on May 31, 1941 in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. Her family moved to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada when they were children. She received her education from St. John and after she graduated attended two years of college in St. John to receive her teaching certificate. On May 20, 1963, she was united in marriage to Thomas Horton in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. After their marriage the couple lived in Canada for a short time before moving to Iowa and they lived in Merrill, Marcus and in September of 1968, they moved to Gaza, Iowa. She raised their seven children at home and also did volunteer work for the church and legion and also was a caregiver to many. Thomas preceded Helen in death on April 6, 2009. Helen remained in Gaza until moving to Twilight Acres in Wall Lake and back to Primghar where her granddaughter, Jazmine cared for her the last 3 weeks of her life. Helen passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 reaching the age of 77 years, 7 months and 5 days.
Helen was a member of the Church of Christ in Primghar. She loved music, dancing and adored children.
Left to cherish her memory is her seven children, Dianna and her husband, Mark Sigmon of Sac City, Iowa; Jeffrey A. Horton in Maine; Richard A. and his wife, Shirley Horton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Karen and her husband, Stacy Buck of Primghar; Neil A. and his wife Krista Horton of Gretna, Nebraska; Marcia and her husband, John Major of Holstein, Iowa and Andrew M. Horton of Primghar; nineteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five siblings, Richard, Mary, Marion, Chickie (Gladys) and John all of Canada; also nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas and siblings, Sandy and Ken.

God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”

With tearful eyes,
we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
God only takes the best.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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