Funeral services for Oliver H. (Ollie) Helm, 82, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Reno Cemetery.
He died Sunday, May 31st at his home, surrounded by his family.
Oliver was born April 6, 1933, in Stanley, OK, the son of James and Winnie Mae Dees Helm. He moved to Kansas in 1952. Oliver enjoyed gardening and hunting. He worked construction as a framer for many years. He was a long time member of the Lawrence Christian Center. Oliver loved his church and beloved Pastor Dan Nicholson.
Oliver married Geneva Payne, May 5, 1951, she passed away in 2002. He later married Eviline Tschtiner in June of 2005, she survives of the home.
Other survivors include four sons, Bobby and Rhonda Helm, Jimmy Helm, Glen and Carla Helm, Roger and Lucinda Helm; six daughters, Mary and Skip Montgomery, Judy and Marty Sheley, Rita and Alan Calef, Tammy Helm, Freida and Gary Houk, Lynn Helm; four stepsons, Charles Wray, Raymond Wray, Michael and Eunice Wray, Ricky Wray; two step daughters, Sabrina Wray and Bettie Wray; 67 grandchildren, 102 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren; two brothers Lee and Lois Helm, Monroe and Ann Helm; three sisters Laverne Redford, Sue and Jim McDaniel, Brenda and Phil Kuhnert; and Tom McKay who was like a son to him.
He is preceded her in death by his wife Geneva, a daughter Tina, two brothers David and John Helm, parents, three grandchildren, Justin Helm, Amanda Clemons and Brody Parsons.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm, Tuesday June 2, 2015. A visitation will take place from 6-8 pm, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions made to Grace Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.