Helen Helm

Born: Fri., May 26, 1933
Died: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Helen Helm, 84, of Pittsfield, passed away on December 23, 2017 at her home.  Helen was born on May 26, 1933 in Maysville to Samuel and Martha Miller DeJaynes.  She married Roy "Pat" Helm on December 16, 1949 in Pittsfield and he preceded her in death on December 21, 1997.  

In early years, Helen worked at various restaurants, including the Hill Top and Lincoln Inn.  She also worked at Illini Community Hospital as a housekeeper.  Helen spent most of her life in the country and loved being a farmer's wife.  She enjoyed working in her yard, especially tending to her flowers and she liked to collect dolls.  Most of all, Helen loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Larry Helm of Pittsfield; daughters, Marilyn (Randy) Gress of Milton and Sharon (Bruce) Waggoner of Baylis; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and a sister, Rosie Tisinger of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pat; a daughter, Beverly Sidwell; four sisters, Veda, Nellie, Alta May, and Grace; and five brothers, Archie, Elmer, Ben, Floyd, and Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Burial will be at West Cemetery.  There will be a visitation prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to the West Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organization:

Pittsfield West Cemetery

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Lily Gray Williams
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your loved one. Helen was my aunt and sister to my late mother Grace DeJaynes Gray Palliser. I had just sent her a Christmas card and hope she was able to read it before passing. Love to All.

mona seyl
   Posted Fri December 29, 2017
sorry for your loss its hard to lose a mother and my sister tab also past in 2002
prayers to all

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