EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Ann Russell Helms, 81, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 14, 1930, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late James Harrison and Martha Elizabeth McCurry Russell, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Harvest Free Will Baptist Church.
On Oct. 7, 1966, she married Allen Neal Helms who preceded her in death on April 2, 1989.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lewis John Russell, James Carlos Russell, William Edward Russell and Joseph Jefferson Russell, and one sister, Betty Sue Humphreys.
Surviving are: one brother, Claude Russell of Sikeston; and three sisters, Emma Lou Neal and Mary Bell Dement of East Prairie and Billie Jane Aycock of Charleston.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Bill Adkisson of East Prairie will officiate.
Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Roy Russell, Lee Russell, Mike Russell, John Joe Aycock, Donnie Humphreys and Casey Holman.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.