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  • Obituary: Sally Ann Helm, age 63

  • Sally Ann Helm, age 63 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on December 24, 2013 at her home.
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  • Sally Ann Helm, age 63 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on December 24, 2013 at her home.
    Sally was born on February 21, 1950 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Willard F. and Fern E. (McConaha) Betts. She attended school in various locations including Julian, NE, Hamburg, IA, Sidney, IA and Elk Creek, NE. She graduated from the Elk Creek High School with the Class of 1968.
    She was united in marriage to John D. Helm on August 17, 1969 in Nebraska City at Bethel United Church of Christ. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2010.
    Sally provided daycare for many years and also worked at Bryan Hospital when the family lived in Lincoln, NE. After moving to Nebraska City, she worked for over 10 years as a Security Guard at O.P.P.D. southeast of Nebraska City.
    She enjoyed playing Bingo and being with friends, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plattsmouth, NE.
    She is survived by her children John Andrew Helm and significant other Jennifer of Des Moines, IA and Jody Lyn Helm and significant other Mike of Lincoln, NE; six grandchildren; siblings: Peggy Pierson and husband Bill of Bonner Springs, KS; Danny Betts and wife Anita of Plattsmouth, NE; Ray Betts and wife Nan of Nebr. City, NE and Lin Betts and wife Kathy of Sidney, IA; other many other family and friends.
    In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Billy and Jimmy Betts.
    Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City, NE with Pastor Raymond Wicks of the First Baptist Church in Plattsmouth, NE officiating. Burial will follow the services at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.
    The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday (12/30) evening at the mortuary.
    Memorials may be directed to the family.
    Condolences may be left at
    Gude Mortuary, Nebr. City in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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