Wilma A. (Black) Helmey (1926 - 2019)

    - Christopher Coleman Jr
  • "Mrs. Wilma was a wonderful lady. She was a faithful servant..."
    - Bonnie Meeks-McIver
Service Information
Effingham Chapel - Rincon
2460 Highway 21 South
Rincon, GA
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
11:00 AM
Marlow United Methodist Church
Guyton, GA
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Jefferson, Ore. – Wilma A. Black Helmey, 93, passed away July 14, 2019.
She was born March 10, 1926, in Glenville, Minn., to Harry and Nellie Black and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1944. She worked for 26 years at Citizens State Bank of Glenville.
After retiring, she and her husband bought a small farm in northern Minnesota near Bigfork. They would spend summers on the farm and winters in McAllen, Texas. Later they moved to Guyton, where Wilma worked at Studier Go-Cart and The Honey Pot for a number of years.
Her husband of 44 years, Harley Helmey, passed in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon Black; and sister, Neille Wobaschall.
She is survived by her sisters, Blanche Brauns of Evanston, Ill. and Nancy Skaar of Albert Lea, Minn.; brothers, George Black of Jefferson, Ore., and Paul Black of Casuarina, N.T. Australia; and many nieces, nephews, greats and great-great nieces and nephews. These were her children and she loved them dearly.
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 24 at Marlow United Methodist Church in Guyton. Burial followed at Marlow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marlow United Methodist Church.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel (912) 754-6421.
Published in Effingham Herald on Aug. 28, 2019
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