Barbara J. "Barb" Helms, 74, Walton, passed away early Thursday morning, April 27, 2017, at her home.
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 on Sept. 20, 2014.
Barb was a farm wife and worked along side 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 Ec. Club in Galveston and Young America. She was crowned the 1960 Hoosier Hampshire Queen at the Indiana State Fair of which she was very proud. She also enjoyed playing Bunco. 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; one great-grandchild, Knox Pullen and another one on the way; and an honorary brother, George Greer, along with his family. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Tom.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Walton Christian Church, 103 Bishop St. in Walton, with the Rev. Bill Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery.
Visitation will take place 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Walton Christian Church, and one hour before services on Monday also at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cass County Community Foundation, in care of the Helms Family Scholarship Fund. Please 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