October 13, 1922 ~ November 24, 2008

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Mr. James Vernon Helton passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2008, at Camelot Nursing Center, Farmington, at the age of 86 years, 1 month & 11 days. Jim was born Oct. 13, 1922, in St. Louis, MO., & was the son of DeWitt Arthur Helton and Lela Jane 'Outman' Helton. Also preceding-in-death were: 2 Sisters - Virginia Malone and Vera Helton; 1 Brother: Russell Helton and 1 Brother-In-Law: Virgil Carter King.

Jim was a World War II US Navy Vet, and a retired US Postal Service Supt. Jim was a member & Deacon at Delassus Baptist Church. Jim & Oberia Loretta King were married on March 9, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Survivors Include : his Wife, Oberia Loretta 'King' Helton, of Farmington. 2 Foster-Sons: Gary (& Gerri) Malone, of House Springs, MO; Bob (& Kelly) Malone, of Oakville, MO. 1 Sister-In-Law: Jessica Helton, of Brentwood, MO. 3 Brothers-In-Law: Orville & Edward King, both of Farmington; Curtis King, of Pahrump, NV. 5 Grandchildren: Seena 'Mrs. John' Rose; Elizabeth Malone (& fiance' Dan Burke); Brian (& Cathy) Malone; Bradley Malone & Caitlin Malone. 1 Great-Grandson: Byron Rose. Also surviving are numerous Nieces; Nephews and Cousins.

Visitation : Friday, 4-8 p.m., resuming Saturday at 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Saturday, 11:00 a.m., November 29, 2008

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Jerry Tesreau & Rev. Edwin Hunter officiating.

Interment with Military Honors follows at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * Delassus First Baptist Church, Building Fund &/or * HospiceCare, Inc.

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  1. Mrs. Helton, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Helton was such a pleasure to be around when I was at Camelot…..I'm working at a different Nursing Home and when I received the email from Taylor Funeral Home that Jim had passed away, I was shocked. You are in my thoughts and Prayers in your time of sorrow. May God give you strength and comfort in your time of need.

  2. Dad, you will be deeply missed. You always had the biggest smile for me whenever Gary & I would come to visit. Your eyes always danced with laughter. I always enjoyed baking something sweet for you because you loved my baking. You are an angel now in heaven watching over all of us. I will never forget you. You are in my heart forever. I love you. Love, Gerri

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