Tammy Lou Helm

A visitation for Tammy Lou Helm (Aka Marilyn Monroe), 56, Lawrence, will be 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

She died Thursday February 13, 2020, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Tammy was born September 19, 1963, in Lawrence, Kansas the daughter of Oliver and Geneva Helm.

She attended Lawrence public schools. Tammy held a Housekeeping job for many years.

Tammy loved playing lottery scratch offs, Bingo, going to the casino. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing games. She thoroughly enjoyed being with her grand children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son Justin who passed February 12, 2004.

Survivors include son James Helm (Isabella), grandchildren Arieanna, Keyona, Shane, Christian, Megan, Dakota, Zack, Josh; two great grand children, James and Paisley; siblings Bobby (Rhonda), Jimmy, Glenn (Carla), Roger (Lucinda), Mary Montgomery, Skip, Judy Sheley (Marty), Rita Calef (Alan), Freida Houk (Gary), Jeanetta Nichols (Kent), and very close friend Tom McKay; many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the Nurses and Doctors at Stormont Vail who assisted in helping make Tammy’s final hours comfortable. Also a special thanks to all the friends and family who have supported us with all the actions thoughts and prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, to help with the funeral expenses, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Debra Shirar...

It’s been a long time since I saw Tammy – 6th grade. Being a teacher was not a popular way to get to know your family but I know those of you I taught and Tammy was one were special and that is one thing I tried to get you all to believe and practice. It doesn’t matter what you have it’s what you do with it and from what I just read Tammy did just that – she loved and cherished her family . Life was to be enjoyed. God bless all of you and I have always had a secret Helm brother who through the years has helped me alot. A special God bless to him. Respectfully P.S. I married a north Lawrence man 17 years ago.

From Ribert Widman...

To all of the Helms Family, we are sending our Heart Felt Condolences to all of you. Sending Prayers of Comfort to you all. Bob Widman, Emillee (Widman) Chapman and Debbi Haas. Tammy will always hold a special place in Our Hearts.

From Kim L Murphree...

Mary, Skip, Freida and family, sending lots of love and prayers to you at this time of loss. May the Lord bless you with great memories, and comfort in the knowledge that you will see your loved one again. My deepest condolences.

From Larry, Terri Sheley...

Aunt Tammy we will love and miss you so much ‼️

From Merridee Helm...

Tammy I love you and will miss you dearly you will always be in my heart.. your in paradise fly high with the rest of them angels…

From Charles wray...

I will miss you Tammy and all the crazy stuff we did. Love u. RIH

From Debi Haas Widman...

Lou.Lou* you will not be forgotten. The smiles you put on us.Your kindness you gave us.And be there when needed. No one will take your place or fry chicken like you did!
Each day that passes you’ll always be in my heart ♥️ debi

From Jennifer Coon ( Helm )...

I love you aunt tammy . I’m so sorry that this happened . It’s so unfair . Keep all our loved ones safe up in heaven and give my son and my mama hugs . You’ll be missed by so many people . Rest in paradise .

From Lynn Helm Nichols & Kent Carrigan...

Tammy ( Lou Lou ) Sister I want you to know I miss & Love you so much I just knew you was going to come back to us but you know everybody that knew you knows you are a very special person & you will be deeply missed by all your family & friends, Until we meet again sister just know I Love you so much. Rip my Lou Lou!

From Cindy Hout...

Frieda and family so sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. May you find peace in all of your memories of her. Her laugh was contagious. Prayers of all of you.

From Ben Erwin...

So sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort as you endure this difficult journey. Tammy will be missed by all that knew her.

From Chris Shafer...

Glen and family
Sorry for ur loss our thoughts and prayers are with you
Chris Shafer and Jason Shafer

From Debbie Shafer...

Glen and Family
So sorry to hear about Tammy. I know she was a wonderful person she will be greatly missed.

From Jerry & Diana Cunningham...

So sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. She always made you smile with her witty humor, and her joyful laugh. We will miss her. And know that our thoughts are with all of her family at this time.

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