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Helen Viola Gray Acton
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1926
Death: Nov. 13, 1995

Story ran on November 14, 1995 Columbia Daily Tribune

Helen Viola Acton, 69, of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Acton officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Acton was born on Oct. 10, 1926, in Boone County to Charles and Maggie Elder Gray.

She married Ivan E. Acton on June 15, 1946, in Olathe, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1982.

She worked for the Columbia Public Schools for 10 years and Columbia College for 26 years. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, John Acton and David Acton, both of Columbia; a daughter, Patricia Hyde of Lafayette, Ky.; a brother, Carl Gray of Columbia; three sisters, Kathrine Acton of Rocheport, Mary Edith Tedford of Columbia, and Ruth Pepper of Monrovia, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Clarence Gray.

Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

Family links: 
  Charles E. Gray (1877 - 1967)
  Maggie May Elder Gray (1891 - 1950)
  Ivan E. Acton (1926 - 1982)*
  Helen Viola Gray Acton (1926 - 1995)
  Carl D. Gray (1933 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Md. 15 Jun 1946
Memorial Park Cemetery
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section P - North
Created by: Floyd Strader
Record added: Apr 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51371851
Helen Viola <i>Gray</i> Acton
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Helen Viola <i>Gray</i> Acton
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Helen Viola <i>Gray</i> Acton
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- trish
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015
Love you and miss you dearly!!!
- Jennie Hyde-Shreves
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
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