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Mary L. Helms

November 20, 1959 — November 11, 2020

Mary L. Helms, 60. Linn, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Washington County Hospital. A private family funeral will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, west of Linn. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. The service will be live streamed on the Ward Funeral Home Facebook page Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Mary was born November 20, 1959 in Washington to Lawrence and Wilda (Blanken) Helms. Mary was baptized on December 6, 1959, at Immanuel Lutheran by Rev. John Kovac. She was confirmed on April 15, 1973, by Rev Robert Hoehner. In 1977, she graduated from Linn High School. Mary worked as a CNA and helped with other various duties, at the Linn Community Nursing Home for over 40 years. She showed a lot of love and compassion to the residents. Mary loved helping people. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and later Zion Lutheran Church. In her younger years, growing up on the farm, she loved her farm pets. Attending family gatherings, traveling with close friends, crossword puzzles, listening to country music and reading, were her favorite pastimes. Mary was a quiet, humble and private person. Preceding her in death were her parents; and sister, Lora J. Guffey. Survivors include brothers, Robert (Kim) Helms, Linn, Rodney Helms, Washington; sisters Linda (Dallas) Beikmann, Washington, Lorene (Larry) Reith, Linn, Leanne (Dave) Weems, Marlene (Jim) Shellenberger and Leila Schuh, all of Topeka; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. Funeral of Mary Helms To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary L. Helms, please visit our flower store.



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