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Barbara J. "Barb" Helms, 74, Walton, passed away at her home early Thursday morning, April 27, 2017. She was born May 27, 1942, in Cass County to Joseph R. and Martha J. (Griffin) Lybrook. She married Thomas W. "Tom" Helms on Oct. 15, 1961, in Deacon, and he preceded her in death Sept. 20, 2014.
Barb was a farm wife and worked alongside her husband, Tom, on the family farm. She served as a board member for the Cass County 4-H Fair and was a member of the Sugar and Spice Home Economics Club in Galveston and Young America. She was crowned the 1960 Hosier Hampshire Queen at the Indiana State Fair, of which she was very proud. She also enjoyed playing bunko. Her grandchildren and her family were the pride of her life.
Surviving family include her children, Dave (Tara) Helms, Galveston, Challi (Dave) Pullen, Walton, and Mark Helms, Walton; her grandchildren, Levi (Krista) Pullen, Aubrey Pullen, Ross Helms, Wyatt Helms and John Helms. She has one great-grandchild, Knox Pullen, and another one on the way. Also surviving are an honorary brother, George Greer, and his family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Tom.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at Walton Christian Church, 103 Bishop St., in Walton, with the Rev. Bill Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Walton Christian Church and one hour before services on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cass County Community Foundation, in care of the Helms Family Scholarship fund. You may leave a condolence for her family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on April 28, 2017
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