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Velma Ann Helms
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Obituary for Velma Ann Helms

Velma Ann (Alexander) Helms, 86, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior surrounded by her daughters in the early morning of May 28th.
Velma was born March 2, 1932 the daughter of the late Isaac and Elsie (Powers) Alexander and grew up on the Alexander farm southwest of Boonville. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1950. Velma married Thomas William Helms on August 6th, 1950 and they were married for 62 years.
Velma was an excellent seamstress and quilter, a very talented pianist and an avid genealogist, having helped many families discover their family roots. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and cooking for her family. Her family of 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren were the joy of her life. Velma was active in Mt.Gilead Church and left an undeniable testimony of faith for her family and friends.
Velma was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Helms and 2 great grandchildren.
Surviving Velma are daughters, Kala (David) Youngblood, Arlene (Bob) Cottrell, Mona (Mike) Wilson and Valada (Al) Whitehouse; 2 brothers, Gerald and Gilbert Alexander; grandchildren, Karla (David) Cole, Kristine Kie, Rod (Mandy) Cottrell, Renee (Chris) Johnson, Michael (Julie) Wilson, Amanda (Bruce) Shepherd, Kara (Tucker) Evans, Madalyn Wilson, Katy Whitehouse and Tommy Whitehouse.
Services are 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana with Rev. Marvin Roeder officiating. Burial is in Freedom Cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 and from 9 A.M. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Barnett, Dr. Stephens and Kindred Hospice.

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home

304 East Main Street
Boonville, Indiana 47601





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Koehler Funeral Home

304 East Main Street
Boonville, Indiana 47601

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Mt. Gilead General Baptist Church

1344 Mt. Gilead Road
Boonville, IN 47601

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