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Dorothy G. Helton

June 17, 2019

Dorothy G. Helton, age 91, of Galloway, OH, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. She was born in Paintsville, KY to the late Virgil and Sarah Ann Salyer. Dorothy retired as a Research Receptionist with Columbia Gas. She was converted and joined the United Baptist Church on April 17, 1950 and was a long-time member of Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, OH. Dorothy married the love of her life, Jesse Helton, Sr. in 1944 and together they raised their four children. Jesse passed in 2002. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Jesse Helton, Jr., her grandson Michael Helton and her sons-in-law Lowell “Cotton” Hackworth and Buford Fairchild. Dorothy is survived by her children: Rose Fairchild of Galloway, Roger Helton of Thornville, OH and Margie Hackworth of Thornville, her daughter-in-law Judith Helton of Marysville, OH, grandchildren: Diane Smith, Vicki Strickland and Amy (Jeffrey) Hoover; 9 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, her brothers and sisters: Ollie Francis (Verna) Salyer of Galloway, Murlie Davis of Columbus, Paul Douglas (Carol) Salyer of Staffordsville, KY, Shirley Foster of Bainbridge, OH, Ardith (Connie) Salyer of London, OH and their families and her many friends. Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 THURSDAY at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722 where her Funeral Service will be held 10:00a.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019 with Pastor Harlan Burnett, officiating. Burial will follow the service at Alton Cemetery, Galloway, OH. If they choose, friends may make memorial contributions to: Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, 9681 OH-161, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 or to Kobacker House, OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214, in Dorothy's memory. Please share your favorite memory of Dorothy on this webpage or send your condolences to her family.

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