CARLTON, HELEN ELIZABETH of Ortonville. Died June 15, 2019. She was 88.
She was born January 3, 1931 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Russell B. and Elizabeth (nee: Lofthouse) Shipley. She is survived by three children, Tamara (David) Yambrosic, Teela (Tim) McRae and Kevin Carlton; nine grandchildren, Carinne (Chris), Jennifer (TJ), Brandie (Anthony), Jessica (Jonathan), Rebecca (Geno), Michael (Heather), Ashley, Rachel and Cristie; nine great grandchildren, Cailyn, Claira, Carlee, Mavric, Eloise, Cooper, Michael Jr., Patrick and Ivory; one sister, Anna Mary (LeRoy); she was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracey Glaspie; one brother, Russell “Buster” Shipley and one sister, Golda Mae McLain; one grandson Nickolas Glaspie. Helen retired from K-Mart in Pontiac and then went to work at GM-Orion where she also retired. She later was employed at Meijer in Oxford. She was a member of the Edna Burton Senior Center where she enjoyed playing Bingo. A Celebration of Life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at The Old Town Hall 486 Mill Street, Ortonville. Arrangements were entrusted to VILLAGEFUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE 135 South Street, Ortonville. Interment will be at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Karmanos Cancer Center. To send a condolence, go to