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Betty M. Helvey

Betty M. Helvey, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.

Born on December 21, 1934 in Knox, Indiana she was the daughter of George and Belle (Cahler) Wilson. In 1953 she married Carl L. Helvey, he preceded her in death in 1978.

She worked for United Tech Technologies as a welder for 18 years before retiring in 1996. Betty was known as a ball of fire who was spunky, stubborn, simple and would give the shirt off of her back for anyone that needed anything. A baseball enthusiast that loved watching the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox. She enjoyed gambling, especially playing the lottery and playing bingo.

She is survived by her children Mary (Chris) Witham of Burket, IN; Raymond (Traci) of Clayton, NC; brothers: Robert Wilson of Knox; Donny Wilson of Knox; and Richard Wilson of Koontz Lake; 8 grandchildren, 4- great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl, brothers Clyde and Junior Wilson, and sister Sarah “Catherine” Guyer.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr. Mishawaka, IN 46545.