Dakota E. Helm of Columbus Kan., died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after an illness. He was 12.

Dakota was born June 26, 1996, in Miami to Thomas and Candi Helm.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church youth group.

Survivors include his parents of the home; one brother, Jeffrey Briggs of the home; one sister Christina Miller and her husband George O'Banion of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Vicki Briggs and Gene and Carol Helm.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Columbus. The Rev. Warren Stanton and the Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery of Columbus.

An honor guard will be provided from the Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Police Department.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Columbus.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus.

Memorials are suggested to help defray final expenses in care of the funeral home.