Barbara J. Helton
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Barbara J. Helton

Des Moines - Barbara Helton passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at Calvin Community and special thank you goes out to the caring staff.

She graduated from North High School and attended Drake University. She owned with her husband Lawrence, Helton's Wedding Photography for 50 years. During that time they took over 4,000 Des Moines area weddings.

She enjoyed playing cards at bridge house, financial club, reading, traveling and politics. Barbara's parents were Chet & Grace Husted and due to illness was raised by her Grandparents Jessie & Chester Howell. She is survived by daughter Diana Davis son Greg (Cheryl) Helton and grandchildren Chris (Tara) Davis Kindra (Kevin) Barber and Kira (Jeremy) Sales her great-grandchildren Justin Davis, Catie Davis and Aiden Barber. She is preceded in death by her brother Jerry Husted.

A private family funeral service will be held. Memorials contributions may be made to Calvin Community, Park Avenue Christian Church or The Free Store.

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Published by the Des Moines Register from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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Katlyn Sawhill
December 12, 2020
The halls of North High are diminished with Barbara's passing. Prayers and thoughts to her family and friends. Barbara's 1947 North High class page:

Claradell Gergely Shedd
Class of June, 1953
Claradell G Shedd
December 4, 2020
Barb you will me missed dearly. I will always remember the stories you shared with me about your life. To the family of Barb, I’m sending prayers. She was the sweetest ladies that I’ve met at Calvin community
Katlyn Sawhill
November 25, 2020
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