Helen Sutton, age 89, of Iola, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Windsor Place, Iola.
Helen was born Feb. 21, 1929, near Garnett, to Roy and Cora (Carmin) McGraw. Helen married Charles Sutton on Au. 15, 1946, in Ottawa. She attended Willow Branch School and later received a GED from American School. Helen was a member of the Carlyle Presbyterian Church since 1960. She worked for Shannon Hardware and also for Agri Farm & Home, both in Iola.
Helen was known for quilting, sewing, and she did machine quilting for other people. She liked to square dance with the Iola Red Hots, garden, and work in her yard. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, and entertaining friends and relatives.
Helen is survived by her two daughters, Linda Bartholomew and husband, Lyle, and Lynne Sutherland and husband, Joe, all of Iola; one brother, Clayton McGraw and wife, Elizabeth, Sulphur Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren, Car-min and Scott Burrow, Amy and Wayne Carson, Jimmy and Dustin Beeman, Kristina and Terry Roby, Becky and Robert Mezel, Tracy Sutton, Jody and Richard Parks, and Chuck and Kristy Sutherland; several great-grandchildren, Sheena, Xavior, Nebula, Alex, Kylee, Noah, Emma, Emmit, Tim, Jessica, Tyler, Trevar, Zachary, Samatha, Joseph, Jadyn, Rhett, Breckon, Hallie, Wyatt, Raelyn, Bentley, Riverlynn; two great-great grandchildren, Cooper and McKenley; nephews Johnnie, Jimmy and Jerry McGraw; and numerous cousins.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on Nov. 6, 2014; son, Larry Sutton; grandson, Randy Beeman; great-granddaughter, Kayla Marie Roby; her parents; and infant sister, Fern Grace McGraw.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Carlyle Presbyterian Church, Carlyle. A private family inurnment will be held later at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials are suggested to Carlyle Presbyterian Church or to Kindred Hospice in Parsons. Memorials may be left at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.