L.E. James Helyar 1931 - 2011
Memorial service for L.E. James Helyar, 79, London, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.
Mr. Helyar died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in Topeka, of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
He was born Aug. 18, 1931, in London, the son of Charles Fort Helyar and Edith Alice Helyar.
Mr. Helyar attended National Central Library College in London. He was a librarian at Kansas University from 1955 to 1956 and from 1961 to 2006. Mr. Helyar was a member of Friends of the Library, Old Strandians Society and British Model Soldier Society.
He married Thelma Helyar in 1954 in England. She survives, of Lawrence.
Other survivors include a son, Andrew John, Los Angeles; a brother, Ron, Folkestone, England; and four grandchildren, Adam Helyar, Max Lawson, Sam Helyar and Savita Helyar.