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Donna Sue Helton

Donna Sue Helton, age 80, Joplin, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 13th, 2022.

Donna was born July 18th, 1942 in Baxter Springs, Kansas to the late union of Floyd Wayne Elsten and Mary Francis (Stafford) Elsten. Donna married Donald Helton on August 10th, 1974 in Princeton, Illinois. Together they were blessed with 33 years before his passing on June 27th, 2008.

She enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family. She owned and operated VideoGenics for many years with Donald and loved every minute of it. Her favorite part of her job was restoring people’s memories from old photos and film. Donna was a people person and loved being able to bring a smile to everyone’s face. She loved Christmas time and giving out presents. But most of all, she loved her two grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her two sons, Dean Helton, his wife Mary Ann, Darin Helton, his wife Stephanie, and two grandchildren, Ashir and Natalie.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Quaker Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to help with funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Parker Mortuary.

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