Donita May Helling, 60, a resident of Blue Springs, MO formerly of Raytown, MO passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born April 2, 1957 in Kansas City, MO to Donald and Jaunita (Cornell) Stutzman.
Donita married the love of her life, David Helling on March 26, 1983 in Lee’s Summit, MO. From this union four children were born. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Donita was an amazing cook, who had a deep love for the beaches of Puerto Rico and the sand between her toes. Her laughter was contagious and will be missed by all.
Survivors include husband, David Helling of Blue Springs, MO; children, Laura Anne Gomez of Grain Valley, MO, Bailey Elizabeth Helling of Kansas City, MO, Corey David Helling and wife Emily of Wood River, IL, Austin Stephen Helling and wife Kristin of Raytown, MO; mother, Jaunita Stutzman of Independence, MO; sisters, Linda Henggeler and husband Larry of Raytown, MO, Vickie Basa and husband Manuel of Waxahachie, TX; brother, William Stutzman of Independence, MO; grandchildren, Blaine, Kaela, Grace, Evelyn June. She is preceded in death by father, Donald Stutzman; granddaughter, Margo May.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. A celebration of Donita’s life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hurricane Relief for the island of Vieques, www.gofundme.com/viequeslove. Memories of Donita and condolence to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.