Helen Catherine Burton (nee Ott), age 93, of Essex, Illinois passed away peacefully Thursday, October 6, 2022 at her home. Born December 6, 1928 in Lincoln, Illinois to the late Earl Sr. and Ruth (nee Ingram) Ott. Helen was a dedicated farm house wife, whom also enjoyed sewing, painting and gardening. Surviving are her husband of 74 years, Howard A. Burton, whom she married December 6, 1947 in Mayfield, Kentucky; three sons: Daniel L. Burton of Gardner, Illinois; Ed Burton of Essex, Illinois; and Donny (Brenda) Burton of Dwight, Illinois; many grandchildren, great – grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Cecil (Myra) Ott of Lincoln; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Preceding her in death were her parents, Earl and Ruth; son, Billy Gene Burton; sister, Audry Bryson; and two brothers, Earl Ott, Jr. and Joe Ott. Visitation was Monday, October 10, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood. Interment immediately followed in Round Grove Cemetery, Campus, Illinois. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find us on Facebook.