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Minnie E. Helton

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Helton Minnie E. Helton, age 82, of Sparta passed away early Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 28, 1934 in Galloway, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles Jacob and Lena (DeLong) Wymer. She married Gordon "Jessie" Helton on August 16, 1953 and together they lived in Galena for 37 years before relocating to Sparta. Before her retirement, Minnie worked as an assembler for Kilgore's for 35 years, sales clerk for Woolco for 15 years, and as printer for Wellman's Printing for a short period of time. She enjoyed studying her family genealogy, listening to bluegrass music, and was a lover of life. She will be missed by her children, Gordon (Becky) Helton Jr of Marengo, MaryAnn (Donald) Evert of Sparta, Billy Helton of Centerburg, Robert (Denise) of Carmi, Illinois; grandchildren, Cassidy, Renee, Terri, Marie, Amber, Nelli, BJ, Justean, Jesse, Jeremiah, Emma, Jordan, Sheila, Dakota, Charlton; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Carlos, Zack, Zane, Blaine, Eli, Ethan, Kimmy, Bradyn, Landon, Shane, Samantha, Skyla, Jordan, Lily, TJ Jr., Jessica, Amanda, Ricky, Eva; and her brother, Floyd E. (June) Wymer of Granville, Ohio. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Charles Leaster Helton, grandson TJ, brothers Charles, James, John Paul Wymer, and sister Kathryne Grooms. Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the DEVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral service will be held there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Booth and Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating. Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Minnie's family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 5, 2017
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