Elizabeth Helen Huston

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Elizabeth Helen Huston, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Sept. 20, 1912 in Mansfield, Ohio, a daughter of William Earl and Mabel Ellen (Ewing) Sirpless. She died on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Holiday Island at the age of 97.

She moved to Holiday Island in 2000 from rural Pittsburg, Kan.

She was a homemaker, seamstress, secretary, Camp Fire Girls leader, Officer in Eastern Star, PTA, Extension Club, and a member of the Presbyterian Women.

Mrs. Huston is survived by two daughters, Carol Ann Schneider of Holiday Island and Cathryn M. Schultz of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

On Aug. 12, 1933, she married her husband of 63 years, Lawrence C. Huston, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church, PO Box 3095, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.