Mary Helen Crause, 94, passed away 1:40 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville.
Born on February 4, 1923 in Elsberry, MO, she was the daughter of Albert and Beulah Mae (Tripplett) Ross.
She had been a secretary for the Olin Corporation in the Winchester Division for 25 years before retiring in 1980.
On June26, 1941 in Wood River, she married Waldon H. Crause. He died July 23, 2009.
Surviving are a son, David (Cheryl) Crause of Bethalto; daughter, Brenda (Ron) Campbell of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren, Kelly (Larry) Morgan, Candace Crause (Kristy Hermann), Scott Crause, Michael (Kathy) Slattery, Alicia Slattery; six great grandchildren, Lawrence (Selah) Morgan, Kaitlyn Morgan, Kaitrin Slattery, Tyyler Slattery, Christina Slattery and Paige Crause.
Her parents; husband; two brothers, Ralph and Ray Ross; and two sisters, Avis Belcher and Norma Jean Walker preceded in death.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Pastor Bob Benoit will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.