Ruth Helm

North Vernon

Ruth Evelyn Ertel Helm, 91, of North Vernon, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Bob) Howe and Susan (Ted) Westerman, both of North Vernon; three sons, Steve (Lila), John (Eileen) and Tony (Sarah) Helm, all of North Vernon; a sister, Helen Rogers; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chick” Helm, and a son, Jeff Helm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Jerry Byrd will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, with a Rosary service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Mary’s School or Premier Hospice.