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Phyllis Elaine (Born) Helt

November 3, 1939 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Phyllis Helt Obituary

Phyllis Elaine Helt, 84, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2024, with family at her side.

She was born November 3, 1939, in Jackson County, Illinois, daughter of Henry C. and Dora Sims Born.

Phyllis worked 30 years at Choate Mental Health in Anna, Illinois, where she was the first female to work in security and also the first female to attain the rank of Sergeant.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.

Loving survivors include her husband, Carl Helt of Jackson; a son, Matthew A. (Paula) Wettig of Anna; two daughters, Cass Jump of LaCenter, Kentucky, and Rebecca (Nick) Lohman of Montgomery, Texas; a sister, Delores Adams of Cobden, Illinois; a brother, Henry (Margie) Born Jr. of DuQuoin, Illinois; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kim Melvin.

Memorial arrangements will be announced soon.  Pursuant to Phyllis's wishes, her body was donated for study to Logan University.

If considering a memorial contribution, the family suggests Immaculate Conception Building Fund in Jackson, Missouri, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund
208 South Hope Street, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-3182

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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