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James E. Helms

September 21, 1933 September 4, 2010
James E. Helms
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James E. Helms, age 76, died on Saturday, September 04, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 2:00 PM at the Gresser Funeral Home, 415 N. Elm St. Orrville. Rev. Brad Dews will be officiating. Burial will be at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, OH. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 6-8 pm at the funeral home. The family suggests that friends may make a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd.,Wooster, OH 44691 in his memory. He was born September 21, 1933 at Fairmont, WV, the son of Noel and Florence (Bunner) Helms. Jim was the 11th of 15 children. He lived most of his life on a farm near Orrville and was joined in marriage to Belva (Bell) Johnson Helms on June 21, 1985; she survives. Jim worked at Etling Window for 17 years, retired from Shafer Valve, and worked numerous jobs as a machinist, truck driver, carpenter and farmer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping and watching his two great-grandsons play sports. Surviving are his wife Bell Helms, daughters Vi (Larry) Prewitt of Wooster, Deb (Dan) Tuttle of Smithville, 2grandchildren, Cassie and Danny, and 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Beau. Also surviving are sisters Betty Metz and Madeline Cerisano of Fairmont, WV, brothers Darrell Helms of Brinkhaven, OH and Grant Helms of Tiltonsville, OH, a very special niece, Barbara Hershey of Massillon, and sister-in-law Bessie Kidd and nephew Eugene Barker. Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters Beulah Shackiford, Lucille Wilson, and Helen Nester and brothers, Fred, Cecil, Doyle, Frank, Arlie, and Bobby Helms and an infant brother. Family and friends will sadly miss him.


Wednesday, September 8 2:00 PM

Gresser Funeral Home


Tuesday, September 7 6-8 pm

Gresser Funeral Home
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