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Marilyn Darlene Helton

July 30, 1945 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Marilyn Darlene Helton, 77, of Peru went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

She was born in Peru on July 30, 1945. She married Lloyd (Tom) Townsend and he preceded her in death in 1983. On June 20, 1987, she married Stanley Helton. He preceded her in death in 2012.

Marilyn was a life-long member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Peru. She dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren, and her church family.

She is survived by one brother, Myron Chaffee, of Peru. Her children, David Townsend of Peru, Kim (Bob) Repass of Logansport, Glenn (Jenny) Townsend, and Laura (Kevin) Berry of Peru, Lela (Rusty) Toothman of Peru, Brenda Sparks (Elbert) of Stanton, Kentucky, Linda “Joy” (Jim) Barrett of Peru and fourteen grandchildren: Axl Jean (Samantha) Berry of Peru, Autumn Berry of Peru, Ashlee (Justin) Klempner of Montpelier, Ohio, Luke and Owen Townsend of Peru, Trent (Cady) Townsend of Marion, Makenna Burney of Peru, Michael Stone of Logansport, John, Aaron, and Ryan Repass of Logansport, Jason (Stacey) Toothman of Peru, Julie (Tim) Smith of Logansport, Matthew Sparks of Stanton, Kentucky, and Jessie (Gary) White of Bunker Hill. Marilyn has been blessed with seventeen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, from 10am to 12pm. Memorial service will follow at 12pm with Pastor Mark Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Donations

First Church of the Nazarene
331 West Sixth Street, Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-472-1468

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