Donna Lee (Howell) Helms, 76, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at her residence. Born in Wyoming County, N.Y., Mrs. Helms was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Mary Frances (Hughes)
Howell. Mrs. Helms retired from the Pioneer Central School District and attended Long Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer with the church and also Person Memorial Hospital. She participated with the Book Bunch at the Person County Library and was an avid bridge player and quilter.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald L. Howell.
Mrs. Helms is survived by her husband, Earl R. (Rich) Helms; four children, Mark A. Helms and wife, Sandra of Clermont, Fla., Craig R. Helms and wife, Tanya, of Chapel Hill, Joel R. Helms and wife, Erin of Hawaii and Karyn B. Helms, of Cary; one brother, Jack Howell of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Nancy Campbell of Chester, N.J.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.