Shirley L. Helm was called into GLORY, Jan. 9, 2022, from her home surrounded by family.

Born in Chillicothe, Missouri, June 13, 1951, to Charolett and John Helm. Shirley received her education from the Chillicothe School System. She later moved to St. Joseph where she worked at the St. Joseph State Hospital in Medical Records for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her father; brothers, William Sr. and Jeffery Helm; and sister, Donna Marie Helm.

Shirley is survived by her mother, Charolett Graves; life partner, Harry White; sister, Deborah Kaufman; stepsister, Annette Bowlin; and a half-sister, Patricia Lacey; sons, Stephen and Jeffrey Helm; and a grandchild, Jaslynn Helm; numerous nieces and nephews

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, noon, Bullock Family Funeral Chapel, the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Interment Ashland Cemetery.

Online obituary and guest registry at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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