Wayne Michael Hellon

    Wayne Michael Hellon of Bland, Missouri was born on May 25, 1953 to Roy and Shirley Schmitt Hellon in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 20 days.

    He married Beverly Elaine McLeod on May 24, 2003 in Bland, Missouri.
    Wayne grew up in south St. Louis, Missouri where he attended high school and graduated. He was a union electrician most of his life working beside his wife on pipe lines in Missouri. Wayne loved the outdoors and in 1976 he and his father bought a farm near Bland, Missouri, where they loved to hunt and fish.
    After his marriage to Beverly they bought another farm on Wild Cat Road near Bland, Missouri and he built their house and he continued building their house for over 15 years a project that never ended.
    Beverly gave Wayne the nickname “Frog” which he kept until he passed. Wayne was dyslexic in saying his words at times and laughed after he said a sentence wondering if people could figure out what he said. He was a free spirited person who gave of his love to all around him.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Shirley Schmitt Hellon.
    He is survived by his wife of the home, Beverly Elaine McLeod Hellon; four sons, Wayne Bryan, Douglas Bryan and Kevin Bryan, all of St. Louis, Missouri and Matthew Fanning of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughters, Crystal Hellen of Desoto, Missouri, Shelly Roush of Arnold, Missouri and Rachel McLeod of Owensvillle, Missouri; sister, Linda Hilkemeyer of St. Louis, Missouri; several grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2018 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral was held on 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Mick Thrasher officiating.
    Burial was at the St. James Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.