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Karen J. Helm, 76

Posted on January 15, 2014

Karen J. Helm, 76, formerly of Montpelier, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Markle Health & Rehab in Markle.
She was born Friday, May 7, 1937, in Three Rivers, Mich. She married Dale L. Helm Saturday, April 4, 1959, in Hartford City; Dale passed away Monday, June 10, 1991.
Karen was a graduate of Hartford City High School. She formerly worked at the Blackford County Courthouse. She was a member of the Nimble Neighbors Home Economics Club of Blackford County. Karen was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church and formerly attended the Fairview United Brethren Church in Hartford City.
Survivors include two daughters, Allison Helm of Huntington and Leslie (Steve) Douglass of Markle; a brother, Hal (Diana) Berrier of Jenison, Mich.; a sister, Cathy (Robert) Bridges of Atlanta, Ga.; and granddaughters Kaitlynne Douglass of Markle and Stephanie Douglass of West Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Berrier; mother, Mary (Mattank) Berrier; and husband, Dale L. Helm.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, Friday, Jan. 17, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, an hour before the service.
A service to celebrate Karen’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, with Pastor Steven McPeek officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Preferred memorials: Markle United Methodist Church, 145 W. Morse St., Markle, IN 46770, or Markle Health & Rehab, 170 N. Tracy St. Markle, IN 46770.           
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
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