Kenneth Robert Helm, 88, of Grand Chain, passed from this life on August 9, 2016, at 1:05 p.m. at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.
Kenneth was born in Grand Chain, IL on August 31, 1927. He was a graduate from Grand Chain High School. Kenneth and Phyllis Elaine Easter were united in marriage on July 2, 1950, they were married 66 years.
Kenneth was a United States Army Veteran during World War II. He had worked as a Chief Engineer for the ACBL Riverboat Company. He enjoyed working his various teams of mules, ponies and horses, on his farm he was surrounded by his many beloved animals. Kenneth attended the Ohio Chapel Church.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Phyllis Easter Helm; two daughters, Debbie (Danny) Williams of Clarksville, Tennessee; Pastor Tammy Horn of Grand Chain; granddaughters, Amy Marshall and Karen Houston; great-granddaughters Jade Yates, Kiara Houston, Tasia Houston and Aiyana Houston; and great-grandson Kian Marshall, and a host of other family and friends.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas McDonald Helm and Mary Eunice Fisher Helm Medley; three brothers, Russell, Donald and Frank; three sisters, Audrey, Inez and Louise; two infant twin daughters, Pamela and Peggy; one son, Scott.
Funeral Services for Mr. Kenneth Helm will be Thursday, August 11, 2016. at 1:00 p.m. at the Ohio Chapel Church in Grand Chain. Interment will follow in the Ohio Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till the funeral hour Thursday morning at the Church.
Pastor Tammy Horn and Pastor Steve Heisner will be officiating. Full Military Graveside Honors will be accorded by the United States Army National Guard Funeral Detail Team.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Ohio Chapel Church, Grand Chain. Pallbearer’s honoring Mr. Helm will be Danny Williams, Jeff Mcgoy, Lyndell Hubbard, Bonnie Vicars, Larry Sharp and Ray Helm.
Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak is in charge of arrangements.
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