Joyce A. Helmbrecht


Joyce A. Helmbrecht, 84, of Columbus, passed from this life at 5:46 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born July 15, 1931, in New Albany, she was the daughter of Ray and Margaret Terry Bradbury. On Oct. 25, 1953, she married Max A. Helmbrecht, who preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2014, after 60 years of marriage.

Mrs. Helmbrecht had been a secretary at Central Junior High School in Columbus, retiring after many years of service.

She attended Central Christian Church in Seymour and most recently attended First Christian Church in Columbus. She was a member of Gamma Gamma chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, and she enjoyed making jewelry, refinishing antiques and collecting teapots.

Survivors include her children, Hank (Kathy) Helmbrecht of Carmel and Pam (Randy) Shelton of Columbus; grandchildren, Susan (Paul) Beck of Carmel, Mike (Rachelle) Phillips of Yorktown, Josh (Jennifer) Shelton of Franklin, Kyle Shelton of Columbus and Ashley (Dr. Joshua) Maze of Round Rock, Texas; great-grandchildren, Magnus and Fenna Beck, Kaitlyne, Taylor, and Grant Phillips, Dylan Shelton, Sarah Chambers, Celia Maze and Dominik Shelton; a brother, Ray (Sandy) Bradbury of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Mary Butler of Seymour; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St. in Columbus with Pastor Robin Everhart officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until time of service Saturday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

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