Joyce Helmers

Thursday, June 4, 2009

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joyce Helmers, 52, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Jefferson County, Mo.

She was born July 22, 1956, in Perryville, daughter of Henry O. "Sonny" and Yvonne Manche Romann. She was married May 21, 1976, to Harlan Helmers.

Survivors include her husband; a son, daughter-in-law and grandchild, Matt, Laura and Avery Helmers of St. Mary, Mo.; her parents of Perryville; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Gary Brewer; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Vickie Romann, all of Perryville.

Mrs. Helmers was manager of Romann Farms and co-owner of INETPLUS. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Mary, Memory Maker's Quilt Club, UCT secretary, president of Belgique Cemetery Association and past administrator of Montclair Residential Care in Perryville. She was a 1974 graduate of Perryville High School and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Herman and Ora Manche; paternal grandparents, Henry and Stephanie Romann; and a sister, Barbara Wibbenmeyer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. today.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Mary, with the Rev. Richard Kasznel officiating. Burial will be in Belgique Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to family choice.