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Donald Helman

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Donald C. “The Judge” Helman, 76, Iola, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka. 

He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Piqua, the son of Harmon G. and Zelma V. (Anderson) Helman Sr.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he married Judy Butler on Jan. 13, 1962. They made their home in Iola. He worked for the alfalfa mill and then at Haldex before retiring. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His wife survives, as do a son, Michael Helman, Iola; two daughters, Lori Bland and husband Mark, Arkansas City, and Lisa Sigg and husband Rodney, Iola; two brothers, David and wife Barbara, Crestline, and Ronald and wife Rhonda, Iola; three sisters; Dorothy Malloy, Independence, Mo., Helen Drennen, Conway, Ark., and Ruth Dalton and husband Ted, Baxter Springs; eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers, Robert and Harold, a brother, Harmon Jr., two half-brothers, Alan Nutz and John Sprague, and a half-sister, Mary Taylor

Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel to leave for graveside services to be held at 11 a.m. in the Geneva Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and can be left at the funeral home.

To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com

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