Helen L. Crouthers, 92, of East Alton, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Liberty Village of Maryville surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 10, 1923, in Malden, Mo., the daughter of the late George Franklin and Clora Mae (Ballard) Dockins.
She married William Cleve Rogers in 1940 and he preceded her in death. She then married Omer Roy Crouthers in 1947 and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Underwood of Edwardsville, Sharon and Thomas Wille of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Jeanne (Mike Martin) Abert of Worden; one son, Michael (Evia Entrikin) Crouthers of Alton; 11 grandchildren, Vince and Shannon Stone, Vance and Carol Stone, Kelly and Jeff Land, Douglas (Dale Goetzke) Crouthers, David and Jamie Crouthers, Kristin and Chris Richardson, Kyle and Katheryn Wille, Kane Wille, Kassidy Wille, Natalie and Benjamin Long, and Rachel Abert; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
A homemaker in her earlier years, Helen worked during World War II at Carter Carburetor in St. Louis. She became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant in her fifties. She worked at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton Mental Hospital and later at United Methodist Village.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by both of her former husbands, and nine brothers and sisters.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. The Rev. Mike Southcombe will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials are suggested to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.