William J. Helms

Born: Tue., May 10, 1938
Died: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel


7:00 PM Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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William J. Helms, 80, Kokomo, passed away at 6:42 pm Monday, December 31, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo.  He was born May 10, 1938, in Logansport, the son of the late Harold J. & Laura (Whalen) Helms.  On August 26, 1958, in Charleston, South Carolina, he married Connie E. Fowler and she survives.

William attended Kokomo High School.  He served with the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of TSgt.  William retired from Delco Electronics after 33 years of service.  He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling, especially family trips to South Carolina.

Along with his wife Connie, William is survived by his children, Teresa Helms, Donna (Dan) Crafton, Joseph Helms, Robert Helms, and Tamara Helms; grandchildren, Jennifer Pickett, Amy Pickett, Jon Meier, Mollie Meier, Francis Joseph Helms, and Bradley Helms; siblings, Thomas (Judy) Helms, Reve (Gene) LeJeune, and Herbert (Rosella) Helms, along with several nieces and nephews. 

William was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert Helms; and nephew, Jerry LeJeune.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday January 5, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant.  Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Air Force and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-7 pm Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where the Rosary will be offered at 7:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in William’s memory to St Patrick Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Condolence to the family & friends of William Helms. No doubt Mr. Helms will be fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories, reflect on the time when sickness, death & sorrow will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised & Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word, the thoughts & prayers of others comfort you at this time & each day to come, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! (Joshua 23:14)

Cathy Crafton
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Now I know where you got your love of the beach in South Carolina. Peace to you and the family at this time of loss. Sincerely cathy

Kent Kolanko
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr. Helms passing. Will keep the family in my prayers.