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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Ellen Helms

Ellen "Sue" Helms (Douglas)

Tuesday, August 21st, 1934 - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Ellen “Sue” (Douglas) Helms, 85, of Bloomington passed peacefully to be with her Lord, Thursday, July 9, 2020, at IU Health Hospice House.
Born August 21, 1934, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Monroe and Martha Lorene (Goble) Douglas.
After graduating from University High School, Sue worked at Sarkas Tarzian as an assembler. In 1962 she met and married the love of her life, Harvey “Junior Helms” a Greene County dairy farmer, with whom she would spend the next 52 years. She quickly acclimated to farm life and worked beside him as his partner. She, too, became a farmer, not merely the farmer’s wife.
Sue attended the Bloomfield Pentecostal Church, but was extremely proud of her life-long membership of the 11th Street Pentecostal Church.
She was a loving wife, mother, and sister who enjoyed antiques and photography. All who were blessed to know her enjoyed her gracious hospitality.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles Douglas of New Palestine and Michael Douglas (Shirley) of Bloomington; two stepsons, Wendell Helms (Debbie) of Bloomington and Lonnie Helms of Bronson, Florida; cherished friend DaNae Seymour; good friend, Doug Long; and aunt, Eva Bowers of Winchester, IN. Sue also leaves behind several grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Junior Helms (2017), and brother, George “Bud” Douglas.
Visitation will be 5-8pm Monday, July 13, 2020, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington.
Funeral services will be 12:00 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the W. 11th St. Pentecostal Faith Assembly. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Bloomfield.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 12:00pm
    Pentecostal Faith Assembly
    1301 W. 11th St
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Karen Lynch

Posted at 01:34am
To the Douglas and Helms families,
We would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Sue was always the bright light of family gatherings, expressing her great sense of kindness and thoughtfulness. We know that you will treasure those memories. While we cannot be with you during this sad time, please be comforted in knowing that while we share your sorrow, we are also reminded that she is now at peace, and with Junior. ----- From the family of Cathie Lynch

Rebecca Rangel

Posted at 12:02pm
Michael & Chuck,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely sister, Sue. I so enjoyed her company at the Goodall family reunions that we had during the years that I returned to Bloomington to care for my mother, Maryfrances. My condolences.
Becky Rangel of New Mexico

Pastor & Sis. Tracy S. Noel and The FLC

Posted at 10:28am
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