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Anita Sharon Helms, 1950 - 2021
Anita Sharon Helms

Anita Sharon Helms, 70, passed away April 10, 2021, at her home in Great Bend. She was born June 29, 1950, at Los Angeles, Calif., to Pete & Bonnie (Hall) McKenna.

Anita was a retired home care worker. She attended Prince of Peace Parish. She enjoyed playing bingo, sewing, baking, and especially loved spending time with her family. Anita was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. 

Survivors include, two daughters, Deborah Hinds of Great Bend and Patricia (Troy) Satterlee of Manhattan; a son, Cody (Mercedes) Helms of Great Bend; seven grandchildren, Dalin Hinds, Jordan Becker, Walter Helms, Jacob Satterlee, Nikalem Helms, Madison Crawford and Rylan Crawford; and three great grandchildren, Wesley Becker, Grayson Becker and Persephone Leiker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Bonnie McKenna; and a twin sister, Bonita Mead.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Father Don Bedore presiding. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials have been designated to Anita Helms Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 11, 2021