James Helmer Sullivan

March 18, 1935January 20, 2019

James Helmer Sullivan, 83 of Monroe County, died unexpectedly in his home on January 20, 2019. He was born in Bedford, IN to the late Jack and Jane(Stannard)Sullivan on March 18, 1935. Jim worked for Wetterau as an inbound checker for 23 years then worked as a custodian at the Indiana Memorial Union until he retired. Jim is survived by his three sons; Phillip A. (Deb)Sullivan, Randy L. (Tammy)Sullivan, Richard T.(Jackie) Denton and his daughter Eva Marie Sullivan. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren; Dustin(Chrystal) Sullivan, Luke Sullivan and Joni(Will)Rosson, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews and his loyal canine companion Lucky. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Anna Lou(Boling)Sullivan, his parents, his step-mother Luella Sullivan, his siblings; Kizzie Ann Stultz, Charles E. Sullivan, Jack E. Sullivan, Jr., his grandson Chad A. Sullivan. Friends may call on the Sullivan family on Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 4-8 pm in Deremiah-Frye Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. also in the funeral home with Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington. Online condolences may be given to the family at


  • Phillip A. (Deb) Sullivan, Son
  • Randy L. (Tammy) Sullivan, Son
  • Richard T. (Jackie) Denton, Son
  • Eva Marie Sullivan, Daughter
  • Dustin (Chrystal) Sullivan, Grandson
  • Luke Sullivan, Grandson
  • Joni (Will) Rosson, Granddaughter
  • Lucky Sullivan, Canine Companion
  • Anna Lou (Boling) Sullivan, Wife
  • Jack Sullivan Sr., Father
  • Jane (Stannard) Sullivan, Mother
  • Luella Sullivan, Step-Mother
  • Kizzie Ann Stultz, Sister
  • Charles E. Sullivan, Brother
  • Jack E. Sullivan Jr., Brother
  • Chad A. Sullivan, Grandson
  • Jim leaves behind 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews who will cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 30, 2019

James Helmer Sullivan

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Mike & Cynthia Sullivan

January 22, 2019

Sorry to hear your dad passed. He went out of his way to be with our dad during his fight with cancer and that will never be forgotten.