Helen Jean Compton a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born October 18, 1928 in the Orrell Community in Carroll County, a daughter of Herman E. and Clara Marie (Kinney) McMorris. She departed this life Monday, April 1, 2019 in Green Forest, at the age of 90 years.
Helen attended the Osage Assembly of God Church near Osage. She worked for 14 years at the Green Forest School. She was an avid sports fan which included cheering on the Green Forest Tigers, Berryville Bobcats, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Helen is survived by one son, David Compton and his wife Janell of Green Forest, two daughters Brenda Bishop and husband Von of Green Forest, Cheryl Hoppe and Fiance Greg Hood of Green Forest; eight grandchildren, Kendra Bell, Kristin Gordon, Brent Compton, Joy Compton, Jordan Compton, Mandy McAlister, Kamarra Buening, Donnie Hoppe III; eleven great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.
On February 28, 1948, Helen was united in marriage with Joy Jefferson Compton, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded by her parents, Herman and Clara Marie McMorris; one sister, Faye Estes; and one infant daughter Dana Michelle.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel in Green Forest. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Nelsonís Green Forest Chapel in Green Forest with Pastors Billy Burris and Jim Goins officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Glenwood Cemetery c/o Anstaff Bank P.O. Box 1900 Green Forest Ar, 72638. Online condolences may be sent to nelsonfuneral.com.