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September 21, 1927 - December 16, 2021
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Betty M. Helms, age 94 of Lima, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at 4:43 pm, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.
Betty was born Sept. 21, 1927 in Findlay, Ohio, to Warren and Georgia (Smith) Painter who preceded her in death. Betty married Burton Jr. Helms on Jan. 7, 1944 and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Burton’s death in 2000.
Surviving are their four children: Darlene M. (William) Hauck of Murfreesboro, TN; James W. (Connie) Helms of Newark, OH; Barbara K. (Don-dec’d) Ray of Lima; and Carol A. (James) Powell of Englewood, FL. She was preceded in death by a son, Todd D. Helms in 1991. Todd’s wife, Becky Helms survives in Lima.
She is preceded in death by her parents and the following siblings, Marilyn (Painter) Treft, Warren Painter and Robert Painter.
Betty’s love for God and her family was always shown. Besides her five children, she was blessed with ten grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at the Eastside Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Servcies. Burial will follow in Lafayette Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Hospice, 1100 Shawnee Rd., Lima, 45805 or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.