Mary L. Helton, 78, of Terre Haute, passed away July 30, 2013, in Union Hospital. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 30, 1934, to Frank and Charity Ross Kelley. Mrs. Helton was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva E. Helton Sr.; a son, Jerome E. Helton; and a sister, Dorothy Howell.
She is survived by a daughter, Lori Kinney and husband Douglas; a son, Alva E. Helton Jr. and wife Deninne; her grandchildren, Rufus James Pace Jr., Amber Pace, Michelle D. Helton, Joshua Helton, Ryan Wisbey, Jordan Helton, Elise Helton, and Deirdre Dugan; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Friday at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Jeff Lee officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at: