Oliver Hershel (Ollie) Helm

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.

Messages & Condolences

From Hilde Sartin...

Sorry for your loss, Evy. Oliver was a great man. I will miss his humor and seeing and talking to him especially about gardening.

From Susan Parson...

Glen and Carla and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My comfort in the death of my Father has been the scripture. “O, death where is your sting?” For we know that our loved ones who served the Lord are in a much better place. But we miss their presence with us. We know that there is victory, because they live eternally with our Father in heaven. I pray for blessing and strength in this time.

I Corinthians 15
“O Death, where is your sting?[h]
O Hades, where is your victory?”[i]
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Susan and Brian

From Sheila Ward...

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Oliver was such a gentle soul and a great man of God. He did so much for Lawrence Christian Center with mowing, planting flowers, and cooking the Easter breakfast. I consider it an honor to have known him, and look forward to seeing him again in heaven!

From Brenda and Jason Climer...

So sorry for your loss. We wish the family well and send our prayers. Mary- hang in there friend. I am thinking of you

From Mary Montgomery...

Daddy you were the best dad a daughter could ask for .You have left a big hole in my heart but I no you are much better where you are.Dad Please keep a watch over all of your family.I miss you so much but I will see you again. so go dance with the family that already with you now.Love you DADDY now and forever your daughter Mary

From Freida Houk...

I love you dad you was the best dad anyone could ask for, I will miss you so much but you are in heaven now with all of the others enjoy dad until we see again Rest In Paradise dad I love you to the moon and back love your daughter. Freida

From Lisa Herschell...

My heart goes out to Oliver’s whole family during this difficult time. I had the honour of taking his grandaughter Amy to say her goodbye’s. I could see how emotional she felt and makes me realize how we need to love and reach out to family while we have time. RIP Oliver! You were a true man of God and it was an privilege to witness that.

From Michelle stauffer...

Grandpa helm u where an amazing grandfather to me! You will truely be missed by many! I love you to the moon and back! Love your grandaughter michelle’

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