Deborah Lynn Helton (Debbie) passed from this world Feb. 20, 2013, at her home in Camden after a long battle with cancer.

Debbie spent her career helping and caring for others as a Home Health Registered Nurse with the Ouachita County Health Department from where she retired.

Debbie was born to Alvis E. Ruple and Francille Wyrick Ruple on Sept. 22, 1957, in Haynesville, La.

She is preceded in death by her father, Alvis E. Ruple; and her brother-in-law Jimmy Stamper.  

Survivors include her husband, Jeff Helton; daughter, Casey Helton; mother, Francille Ruple; sisters, Beverly Stamper, and Marilyn Crider and husband, Paul; mother and father-in-law, Kyle and Dixie Helton; longtime friend, Rachel Waller; and a host of extended family. Also missing her will be her beloved pets, Rossie, Tootles and T.C. 

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25 at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Oasis Animal Shelter, 2450 Country Club Road, Camden, AR 71701 or to Waggin Tails, 1825 Fairview Road SW, Camden, AR 71701.

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Published: 02/24/2013