Ima Helton


SATANTA — Ima June Helton, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.

SATANTA — Ima June Helton, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City.

She was born May 21, 1927, in Haviland, to Herschel and Nell Akin Jones. She graduated from Haviland High School in 1945.

On Aug. 11, 1946, she married William "Bill" Helton in Haviland. In 1948, they moved to Satanta, where they owned and operated the PIC Theater from 1951 to 1981. They also had the Ima Theater in Sublette for many years. She served as city clerk for the City of Satanta for 14 years and also was a partner and bookkeeper for Helton Flying Service.

Survivors include four daughters, Kathy McCloskey of Lawrence, Billie Louk of Dodge City, Susan Cornell of Miami Beach, Fla., and Pam Brazell of Corsicana, Texas; a sister, Vida Ruth Beck of Topeka; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Inez Underhill; and a brother, Joe Jones.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Dudley Township Cemetery, Sublette.

There will be no public visitation. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House, in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette, Box 607, Sublette, KS 67877.

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