Pamela Sue Helms

September 30, 1951 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 69)


Pamela Sue Helms, 69, of Macomb passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.
She was born on September 30, 1951 in Newton, Iowa to Laurel and Eloise Johnson Dykstra. She married Rodney Helms on September 17, 2004 in Macomb. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Aaron (Michelle) Allen of Altoona, Iowa and Jeremy (Stephanie) Allen of Tennessee; one daughter, Rachel (Jason) Kreps of Colchester; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Dawson of Newton, Iowa; one brother, Craig (Cindy) Dykstra of Canyon City, Colorado and several nieces and nephews.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Sharon Tabor and one granddaughter, Faith Allen.
Pam was devoted to family and her greatest joy was to spend time with them.
Pam earned her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree at Western Illinois University. She worked as a Mental Health Therapist in Macomb for several years. Her compassion and sincerity helped many along their path in life.
Art was a passion for Pam and she was an accomplished artist in her own right. Her paintings grace the homes of family, friends, and art lovers across the nation.
Pam was a member of the Macomb Arts Center. She loved animals of all sorts.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
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