Crystal Helton

Obituary of Crystal Lynn Helton

Crystal Lynn Helton, 50, of Salem, died on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the home of her loving cousin and caregiver, Melissa LeMarr Gordon. Crystal was born on June 30, 1972, the daughter of Becky Helton (Joey Wimberly) of Salem and Steve (Sherry) Helton of Iuka. Crystal was surrounded by her family and close friends when her battle with pancreatic cancer ended. Crystal leaves behind her three children, Dustin Helton and his partner Tanner Gyorkos, Brandon Buchanan and his wife Tresa, all of Centralia, and Cheyanne Wimberly of Mt. Vernon; granddaughters Baylor and Skylah, and a grandson, Beckett, who is due to arrive in March; grandparents, Bobby and Jean Vineyard; aunts Rita Schulte and Bert Meadows; cousin Kevin Meadows; sister Stephanie (Cory) Purintun, all of Salem; brother Matthew Helton of San Francisco, California; and nephews Caleb, Tanner, and Grayson. Crystal was cared for by special family members and dear friends, Patty Arnold, Aletta Mericle, Randie Gordon, Lexy Finley, Tatyanna Gordon, Kevin Meadows, Traci Eberhart, and Linda Bushue. Crystal’s family is forever grateful for her cousin, Melissa LeMarr Gordon, who opened her home to care for Crystal during her most difficult days. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Crouse Funeral Home in Salem from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be received at the funeral home. On-line condolences can be left at
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