Wayne F. Helton Obituary, Death – Wayne F. Helton, 86 years old, of Strasburg, Illinois, died away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:38 am in the comfort of his own home. On Friday, December 9, 2022, at eleven o’clock in the morning, funeral services will be performed at the Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Illinois. Pastor David Ducommon and Associate Steve Harder will preside over the ceremony. On Friday, visitation will take place at the funeral home in Shelbyville, Illinois, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. The funeral and burial will take place in the Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville, Illinois. Donations in memory of the deceased may be made to the Strasburg Community Foundation or the Shelby County 4-H Federation in lieu of flowers.

He was the son of Delbert L. and Laveta P. (Richards) Helton, and he was born on March 16, 1936 in the town of Henton, Illinois. His class year at Stewardson-Strasburg High School was 1954, and he graduated with that group. The wedding took place on August 12, 1957, between Wayne and Sharon Kay Barkhurst. In addition to his work as a farmer in the Lakewood and Strasburg communities, Wayne was formerly the owner and operator of the Helton Body Shop in Strasburg. He was a previous member of the Strasburg Lions Club and the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department in addition to being a former member of the Strasburg United Methodist Church.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons James W. Helton and John D. Helton and their wives, both of Glen Carbon, Illinois, and Strasburg, Illinois; daughter Jacque K. Frey and her husband, Jeff, of Effingham, Illinois; nephew Randy Randol of Taylorville, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. His parents, his sister Marilyn Randol (Robert), his two nieces Cathy and Cindy, as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Dona Barkhurst, passed away before him.