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W. Matthew Helms

June 2, 1947 - June 9, 2013

W. Matt Helms, 66, of Springfield, died at 11:20 am, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 2, 1947 in Springfield, Illinois to Lee “Gene” E. and Helen Bramlet Helms. He married Gloria Price on October 10, 1970 and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Eric (Terri) Helms of Springfield; one grandchild, Gavin Matthew Helms; father, Lee “Gene” E. Helms of Springfield; one sister, Judy (Jack) Shupenus of Petersburg; one brother, Greg (Debbie) Helms of Springfield; one aunt, Mary Schnirring of Springfield; one uncle, Bob Bramlet of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His mother preceded him in death.

William was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was a US Navy veteran serving from 1966 – 1970. He was a retired Fireman for the City of Springfield.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.

Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association or to Masses.

Visitation Information

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Time: 10:30 am

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