Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Wanda Lee Helm, 80, Greensburg, IN (1941-2021)

Wanda Lee Helm of Greensburg, Indiana, formerly of Adair County, passed away at 2:40 p.m., May 18, 2021, at Heritage House in Greensburg, Indiana. She was 80 years old.

The graveside service was held at 10amET on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, Indiana, with Sister Jan Wray officiating.

Wanda was born April 23, 1941 in Indianapolis, the daughter of William and Mary (Turner) Wooldridge. She married Bill Crawhorn in 1961, who preceded her in death in 2007. She later met and married Avery Helm in 1991, who preceded her in death on May 18, 2017.

Wanda was a very happy person. She loved everybody, disliked very few, but she still loved them. She loved her children and grandchildren. Some of her favorite things included dogs, children, orange soda and various foods. Wanda was very thankful for her family. Her second family at the Heritage House in Greensburg, lovingly referred to her as Granny. Angie Purdue at the Heritage House went above and beyond to see that Wanda had not just the things that were needed, but her wants as well. Wanda will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorials may be made to the Blake family through the funeral home.

Survivors include children, Patricia (Ron) Blake, Columbus, and Brenda Crawhorn, Russell Springs, Kentucky; step children, Lynn (Lucy) Helm, Della (Jr) Murrell, Darrell (Tammy) Helm, Kelin (Peggy) Helm and Diane (Ricky) Gaskins, all of Columbia, Kentucky; grandchildren, Benjamin and Christopher Garner, Brandon, Brian, and Brenda Kay Crawhorn, Bethany LeeAnn Atchley and several step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill; her husband, Avery; sons, Jr. Crawhorn and Donnie Crawhorn; grandsons, Matthew and Jason Garner.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

This story was posted on 2021-06-12 06:26:36
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Wanda Lee Helm, 80, Greensburg, IN (1941-2021)

2021-06-12 - Greensburg, IN - Photo courtesy Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.