Patricia J. Helton, age 86, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at River Pointe Health Campus in Evansville, Indiana.
Born March 17, 1931, in Richmond, Indiana, to Henry Allen and Virginia Ann Smith Sanders, Patty was a life-long resident of this community until moving to Evansville in October 2017. She graduated from Economy High School. Patty worked as an office manager at Marshal Glove & Safety Supply for 25 years. She was a member of Trinity Praise and Worship Center. Patty enjoyed having lunch with her friends at MCL Cafeteria. She and her husband, Ray, were first in line when MCL opened in 1966 and rarely missed a day since.
Survivors include her brothers, Arthur (Karen) Sanders of Punta Gorda, Florida, and John Wesley Sanders of Darmstadt, Indiana; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Helton, who died on February 2, 2014; parents; sisters, Naomi Richardson, Doris May Sanders, Leotha Campbell, and Eileen Rausch; brothers, Charles, Henry, and William Sanders; and special niece, Sharon Sue Sanders, who was a constant companion and caretaker for Patty until her passing in February 2017.
Visitation for Patricia J. Helton will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Marcum officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
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