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Mary Ellen Helm
1922 - 2015

Mary Ellen Helm, 93, of Decatur, died at 10:53 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2015, at Heartland Community Church, 3253 N. Brush College Rd., Decatur.
Pastor Joe Bowman will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior, also in the church. Burial will take place in Bement Township Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to Heartland Community Church. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service & Care is in charge of arrangements.

Mary was born in February of 1922, in Ivesdale, IL, the daughter of William and Julie Whalen. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker. She worked as a Certified
Nurse’s Aide, and for Camp Creek Duck Farm in Monticello. She married Ernest Helm in May 1946 in Champaign. He preceded her in death in December of

Mary is survived by her son,John W. (Donna) Helm of Buford, GA, daughter, Carolyn S. (Jeff) Damery of Mt. Zion; grandchildren: Jerod Damery of NC, Caleb
Damery of Decatur, Justin Helm of TN, and Ryan Helm, also of TN; great grandchildren: Lexie Damery, Braylon Damery, Gabriella Helm, Justin Helm, Jr.,
Jack Helm, and Johnson Helm.

Along with her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, and one son, Joseph E.  “Joey” Helm.

Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, and she will be dearly missed.

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