Minnie E. Helton

June 28, 1934 ‒ June 02, 2017

Sparta, Ohio

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; sister-in-law: Wanda Wymer.

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 Kathryn Grooms.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday June 6th 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

  • El Gordo – I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and will remember the lady that raised a great family in my prayers.

  • Gordon, I’m so sorry to read that your Mother passed away.My Prayers and Thoughts are with you. Cindy Moore

  • MaryAnn and Billy… Im so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Gordon,very sorry on hearing of your Mother’s passing.She raised fine children to carry on the family name.

  • Gordon and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful woman! May you find peace during this difficult time in knowing that she is reunited with her true love! Our deepest condolences!

  • Robert, Billy and the whole family . I am so sorry of hearing of your moms passing . Such a funny lady she was but stern as could be . Had to be to keep you boys in line .. I know she will be missed but she is back in the arms of your dad Jessie and not in no more pain .. May you all find comfort and peace at this time . Prayers for you all..

  • Gordy,Mary Ann, Billy,and Robert sorry to hear about your Mom She was a real friend!

  • Gordon, Billy and Robert, sorry to hear about Minnie….She was always such a sweetie and Uncle Jesse…