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Joyce Ann (Eaton) Helt-McMullen

January 12, 1943 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Joyce Helt-McMullen Obituary

Frist Funeral Home

Joyce Ann Helt-McMullen, 81, of Whitestown, and formerly of Rockville, passed away peacefully Monday morning, February 5, 2024, in Wellbrooke of Carmel surrounded by her family. She was born January 12, 1943, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Harry and Ruby Thompson Eaton.

Joyce was a graduate of the Dana High School Class of 1961, the last class to graduate from the school. She attended Indiana State College.

Joyce worked alongside her husband, Larry O. Helt, in the Helt Township Trustee’s office. Joyce later obtained her real estate license and sold real estate with her second husband, Jerry McMullen at McMullen Real Estate Company in Rockville, Indiana.

Joyce was an avid Bridge player, belonging to or substituting for several Bridge groups. She loved the game of golf. She enjoyed playing both locally and on many trips with Jerry to Hilton Head, SC. Joyce was a voracious reader, and she was an enthusiastic traveler. She traveled both domestically and internationally. The most valued asset to Joyce was her family, especially her role as “Mimi Joyce” to her three granddaughters.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Jerry McMullen, son, Troy Eric Helt and wife Suzanne Atkinson-Helt of Terre Haute, Indiana, daughter, Tonya Joy Crenshaw and husband Bruce Crenshaw of Indianapolis, Indiana, and granddaughters, Rachel Helt of Omaha, Nebraska, Taylor Crenshaw and her husband Chris Vawter of Frankfort, Indiana, and Kylie Cammack and her husband Austin Cammack of Indianapolis, Indiana. Joyce is survived by her longtime best friend, Marylin Davies of Dana, Indiana.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 31 years, Larry O. Helt, brothers-in-law Floyd H. Helt Jr., and David L. Helt, and in-laws Floyd H. Helt Sr., and Ruth Davis Helt.

Arrangements are under the direction of Frist Funeral Home. Family and Friends are invited to attend graveside services and the celebration of life. Graveside services are at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday; February 10, 2024, at Helt’s Prairie Cemetery, Hillsdale, Indiana with Pastor John Overby officiating. A celebration of Joyce’s life will immediately follow services at Bar Bosco, 804 South 7th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Helt’s Prairie Cemetery c/o Albert Mayes 8575 South 275 East, Hillsdale, Indiana 47854, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, envelopes will be provided at the service.

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Graveside Service
February 10, 2024

1:00 PM
Helt s Prairie Cemetery, Hillsdale


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