Mary E. Helms, 64, of Nevada, Mo., passed away at her daughter's home in Admire, Kan., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Mary was born March 13, 1948, in Nevada, Mo., to Emer Donald and Nola Merel Holsinger Lawson. She was unmarried at the time of her death.
Mary graduated in 1989 from Fort Scott Community College with a degree in cosmetology.
Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Gibson of Lewis, Kan., and Roberta Aubuchon of Admire, Kan.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece and several nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents; her two sisters, Donna K. Beerbower and Linda Metcalf, both of Fort Scott, Kan.; and one grandchild, Cory J. Reynolds of Maxsville, Kan.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Dec. 2, at the Nevada Country Club where Mary worked for more than 30 years. Her longtime friend, John Flynn, will speak.