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John Helm

October 2, 2004

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Services for John Helm, 53, Perry, will be at 1 p.m. today at 2705 Winterbrook Drive, Lawrence.

Mr. Helm died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka from complications of a brain tumor.

He was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Oklahoma, the son of James and Willie Mae Dees Helm.

Mr. Helm worked at Cargill Flour Mill in Topeka for 20 years.

He married Donna F. Turpin on Nov. 17, 1979, in Perry. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, April Edmonds, Sarah Helm, Merridee Helm and Cindy Helm; three sons, John, Mathew and Curtis Dodds; five sisters, Sue Proctor, Lavern Redford, Brenda Hunnert, Cathy Redman and Connie King; three brothers, Oliver, Lee and Monroe; 14 grandchildren; and extended family caregivers, Jessica and Joshua Redman.

The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice House, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.

Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.

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