Carol Mae (Lea) Helwer

6/19/2013

Carol Mae (Lea) Helwer, 78, Russell, formerly of Wichita and Sylvan Grove, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.

Carol Mae (Lea) Helwer, 78, Russell, formerly of Wichita and Sylvan Grove, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Montezuma to Wallace and Mae (Hearon) Lea. She was a 1953 graduate of Lucas High School.

She married Edward Helwer on Feb. 23, 1955, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death in 1995. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Duane Helwer, Russell, and David Helwer, Van Wyck, S.C.; a daughter, Devera Nevin, Holcomb; two brothers, Jay Lea, Benton, Ark., and Joe Lea, Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Barbara Jantz, Montezuma, and Gerry Arensdorf, Boise, Idaho; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; private family service will be in the cemetery. Cremation has preceded the service.

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