Robert Edward “Eddie” Helms, 64, of Columbus, Kansas passed away April 25, 2011 at his residence in Columbus, Kansas.

Eddie was born on November 23, 1946 in Columbus, Kansas. He was the son of Alva and Eula “Dunham” Helms. He was a member of the Columbus High School Class of “1965 and a member of the Oswego Christian Church. He enjoyed coffee time with his friends at the Pizza Hut, cookouts at his home, but his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

Eddie is survived by two sons; Robert P. Helms of Oswego, Kansas and Michael “Mike” Helms and wife Tina of Columbus, Kansas, one sister; Virginia “Ginny” Helms of Columbus, Kansas, three nieces; Rene Pursley of Pittsburg, Kansas, Kelli Perkins of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Ginny Younger of Scammon, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra, his parents, grand daughter Gracie Michelle Helms and one sister Joyce Laure Pursley.

Family will receive love and friends Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Columbus, Kansas. Burial will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be posted at