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Mary Esther Helmuth, 59, of 10679 W. 1350 North, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 20, 1957, in Elkhart, to Marvin N. and Sadie Mae (Frye) Miller.
On Nov. 1, 1978, she married Daniel W. Helmuth in Nappanee.
Mrs. Helmuth lived her lifetime in this area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Mrs. Helmuth is survived by her husband, Daniel; sons, Samuel Ray (JoAnn) Helmuth, Nappanee, Delbert Lee (Martha) Helmuth, Bremen; daughters, Maria Ann (Paul) Chupp, Elaine Sue (Norman Ray) Hochstetler, both of Nappanee; 17 grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Susie) Miller, New Holland, South Carolina, Howard (Jean) Miller, Leon (Judy) Miller, Fred (Leona) Miller, all of Nappanee, Willis (Betty) Miller, Middlebury, David (Kathy) Miller, Osceola, Marvin (Marva) Miller Jr., Walkerton, and Samuel Miller, North Liberty; sisters, Etta (Mose) Miller, Lorene (Noah Jr.) Anderson, both of Nappanee, and Emma (Orva) Whetstone, Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Howard Dean Helmuth.
Family and friends may call all day Monday, June 26, at the James Slabaugh residence, 10819 W. 1350 North, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the David Slabaugh residence, 10889 W. 1350 North, Nappanee. Bishop James Slabaugh and the home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Borkholder Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on June 25, 2017
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