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Janet M. Helm

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 19, 2020 @ 4:47 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Janet Mae Helm, 86 of Lancaster entered Heaven’s gates on October 17, 2020.  She was the loving wife of Newton G (Pat) Helm.

Born in Lancaster, Pa. October 12th 1934.  She was the daughter of Martin and Dorothy (Banzhof) Waltman.

A loving mother and homemaker Janet found joy in making memorable meals for her family and friends.  She loved to read, play games, do puzzles and spend time with her family. She loved shopping and dinner trips with her children, grandchildren and sisters. But mostly she found life’s assurance through her faith in Jesus Christ.

She was an active member of Grace Community Church.

She was a longtime favorite cook at Valentino’s Cafe.

Janet is survived by her children, Barbara, wife of Les Heiserman, Eugene, husband of Deborah Valentino, Cindy, wife of James Byrnes and Douglas Helm; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters Carol Waltman and Dorothy Long and 2 brothers Robert Waltman and Martin Waltman.  In addition to her husband she is predeceased by her daughter June, wife of Kam Kendig and her son, Glenn Helm, husband of Nora Obetz.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Grace Community Church, 212 Peach Bottom Rd. Willow Street Pa. 17584 on Sunday, November 15th 2020 at 3:00 pm.   Friends may greet the family at 2:00pm until the time of service.  Interment will be held privately at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Contributions can be made in Janet’s memory to Grace Community Church.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.DeBordSnyder.com.

Condolences for the family of “Janet M. Helm”

Condolence from Linda Hershey on October 25th, 2020 6:46 am

Miss Janet was the epitome of grace. She was firm in what she believed and a well full of love. She shared that love with family, friends and even strangers. She and her family provided and delivered Thanksgiving baskets every year to those less fortunate then she was. Miss Janet was rich not as the world sees rich, her riches are awaiting her in heaven. She volunteered as an usher and a greeter at church, doing so even when we knew she wasn’t feeling good. I will truly miss “Nanny” but I know I’ll see that beautiful smile again when I too get to Heaven.

Condolence from Vickie Leese on October 25th, 2020 2:16 pm

To the Helm family. I was so sad when I read the paper today and saw that Janet had passed.She was one of the sweetest person I had the privilege of knowing.Her and Pat always made me feel so welcome in their home.I hope all the good memories will get you thru this difficult time.My prayers are with you all. Vickie (Carpenter) Leese.

Condolence from Maggie Aldahonda on November 16th, 2020 12:17 pm

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I was not able to make the viewing due to my husbands health.
Maggie Aldahonda

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