William K. “Bill” Helms
William K. “Bill” Helms, age 77, died Wednesday evening, November 16, 2011, at his Plains, Kansas, residence.
He was born August 22, 1934, at Redding, Ohio, the son of Robert and Catherine (Weaver) Helms. As a young boy he attended the Redding school system. After his schooling he began his career in construction living in several locations including South Dakota. In 2003 he moved to Plains where he has made his home.
He was a member of the Plains Christian Church. Bill enjoyed fishing, in particular for walleye, and spending time with his family and friends.
In 1964, he marred Marilyn Dianne Pierce at Springfield, Tennessee. She survives.
Other survivors include: Two sons, Timothy Helms of Rapid City, South Dakota and Mark Vonholle of Jacksonville, Oregon; Four daughters, Tammy Burgdall of Cimarron, Kansas, Tina Andera of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Teresa Morgan of Roseville, California and Rita Jeffer of Hayward, California; Four brothers, Bob Helms of Florida, Dan Helms of Ohio, Paul Helms of South Carolina and Roger Helms of Kentucky; Two sisters, Janet Mayer of Michigan and Betty Honerlaw of Ohio; Eleven grandchildren and One great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son William Kenneth “Kenny” Helms Jr.; a daughter, Kimberly Dianne Helms; one brother, Don Helms; and two sisters, Pauline Daniels and Violet Horton.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Plains Christian Church with Pastor Rich O’Tolle presiding. Cremation will follow the funeral services.