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Opal Helm, 91, Liberty, KY (1924-2015)

She was a cook for the Casey County Schools System and a member of the Liberty First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Luther & Maude Allen Witt and the widow of Richard "Dick" Helm. She leaves eight direct living descendants.

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Opal Helm passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Casey County Hospital. She was 91 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmET Thursday, November 5, 2015 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St., Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jimmy Brown officiating. Ms. Helm will be laid to rest in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 6pm-8pmET at the funeral home.

Opal Helm, 91, Liberty, KY (1924-2015)

Born June 25, 1924 in Casey County, KY, Opal was the daughter of the late Luther and Maude Allen Witt. She died Monday, November 2, 2015, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 91 years, four months, and eight days.

She was a cook for the Casey County Schools System and a member of the Liberty First Baptist Church.

Survivors include
  • Two sons: Wayne (and Linda) Helm of Bronston, KY and Jerry (and Brenda) Helm of LaGrange, KY;
  • A daughter: Sandra Martin of Liberty;
  • Four grandchildren
  • Three great-grandchildren
  • A brother: Wallace Witt of Somerset;
  • Two sisters: Berta Atwood of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ethel Taylor of Taylorsville, Illinois.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard “Dick” Lane Helm, who died March 18, 1989.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with guestbook available online at

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Opal Helm, 91, Casey County, KY (1924-2015)

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