A. Monroe Helm

A. Monroe Helm, 79, Ozawkie, died at LMH Health on December 31, 2021.

Mr. Helm was born February 16, 1942, in Wynnewood. Oklahoma, the son of James Boyd and Williemae Ellen Dees Helm.  His family moved to Kansas in 1952 and he started working as a truck driver for Lawrence Freight Line for many years, then worked for Chris Truck line in Topeka until his retirement after 38 years.  Mr. Helm was a member of Teamsters local 696.

Monroe’s hobbies included gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, bowling, and oil painting.  He played in the first organized men’s slow-pitch softball in Lawrence.

Survivors include his four sons, Morgan of Iowa, Brendan of Eudora, Brett of Savannah, GA, and Jason of Springfield, GA; two daughters, Monica Dykes of Lawrence, Melissa Richter of Lawrence; a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two brothers Lee and Oliver of Lawrence and three sisters, La Vern Redford, Carolyn Sue Proctor and Brenda Kuhnert, all of Lawrence.

Mr. Helm is Preceded in death by his wife Ann Helm, his parents and two brothers, David and John Helm, a brother-in-law, James Redford, and a sister-in-law, Geneva Helm.

No services are planned at this time. Mr. Helm will be cremated and inurned at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Monroe is a loving father, grandpa, uncle and brother, he will be greatly missed.

Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com

Messages & Condolences

From Rich Hedges...

Sad to hear of Monroe’s passing. He was a kind and decent man. Although we were not close, our connections through our jobs allowed us to cross paths frequently. May he rest in peace.

From Freida Houk...

Uncle Monroe you will be missed by so many people this says your survived by 2 brothers your brother my dad Oliver passed also say hello to all of them Rest in peace and fly high, Prayers to all of his children and grandchildren, they lost a awesome man. Love you Uncle Monroe.

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