Helen Ethel Warren passed away October 19, 2020 at the age of 73 in McKinney, Texas. Helen was born on September 4, 1947 to Kenneth and Emma Warren in Mobile, AL. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Helen grew up in Wichita Falls, TX where she graduated from Wichita Falls High School. She went on to attend The University of North Texas. After graduation, she began teaching in Wichita Falls. She would then move to McKinney, TX where she enjoyed the majority of her career. Helen taught kindergarten for many years and later taught 5th-6th grade. With encouragement of colleagues and family, she later returned to school to complete her Masters of Education in Administration and Counseling. Helen retired in 2007 while serving as the Guidance Counselor at Glen Oaks Elementary School. She truly loved every student she ever taught. Helen also remembered each of student's names, even to this day!
After the birth of her first grandchild, Helen decided to retire. She was so excited the day her granddaughter was born. Everyone can still see her running down the hallway to get into the room to see her. The bond between her and her granddaughter was very special. From her granddaughter, she earned the name Moe. Her grandson was born a few years later and he soon became her instant comic relief. The two of them could laugh over just about anything. She bought a necklace with two hearts, and she always said those were her two grandchildren's hearts with her all the time.
She is survived by her son, Kent Warren and wife, Cynthia of Celina, Texas; granddaughter, Cate Emma Warren of Celina, Texas; grandson, Jack Warren of Celina, Texas; brother Doug Warren and wife Judy of Ovilla, Texas; nieces Debra Marshall and husband, Ryan of Canandaigua, New York and Stephanie Ochoa and husband, Noel of Corpus Christi, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and many friends.
A "come and go" visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 202 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., a rosary service will start at 6:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guest will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.
In support of our local, state and federal government including the CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.
A funeral mass service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2020 at St Gabriel the Archangel Church, 110 St Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071.
Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.