SALEM - Avis M. Helm, 79, of Salem passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Crandall Medical Center.
Avis was born in Wooster on September 24, 1932, the daughter of the late Willard and Mabel (Franks) Norris. She worked at GM Lordstown and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem.
Avis enjoyed quilting and cooking for family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter Kathleen "Kathy" Avis Helm of Falls Church Virginia, a son James "Mike" (Debbie) Helm of Alliance; 5 grandchildren, Dana (Randy), Kyle, Adam, Shane (Jennifer), Stephanie; one great granddaughter Aurora (who was born 8/11/12) and a sister Susan Norris Miller of Wooster.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Collin K. Helm who passed away 45 years ago, two brothers and a sister.
Private family graveside services will be held at Highland Memorial Park.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.