May 13, 2022

ORONOGO- A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper for Kathy Sue Helms, 68, Oronogo, who died Friday, May 13, 2022, at her home.

Online condolences may be made at wengfuneralchapel.com.

Survivors include her husband, Steve, of the home, one son, Jason Helms, one daughter, Camie Platner and husband Dr. Joshua Platner and one brother, Johnny Bauer and wife Janice, all of Oronogo and four grandchildren, Riley June Platner, Jaycee Edward Helms, Jerron Stephen Helms and Mazkenzie Jade Helms.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Helms was born March 31, 1954, in Webb City, to John “J.C.” Charles and Iris Almeda (Kirby) Bauer. She was a 1972 graduate of Jasper High School and had worked as a supervisor for H.E. Williams in Carthage. She had served on the Jasper R-5 School Boar and was a member of the Jasper Eagles Booster Club.

She married Steve Helms on May 13, 1972.