Sandra Kay “Sandy” Helms, 63, of Columbus, Kansas passed away April 21, 2011 at Medicalodge, Columbus, Kansas after a short illness.

Sandra was born April 17, 1948 in Joplin, Missouri. She was the daughter of Paul and Vera (Wells) Brassart.  She was a member of the Columbus High School Class of “1966”.

Sandra married Robert Helms on April 20, 1968 they just celebrated their 43 wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Oswego Christian Church.

One of her favorite things to do was meeting her friends for coffee at the Pizza Hut.

Sandra was a loving wife, mom and grandma who loved spending time with her family and friends.

Sandra is survived by two sons; Robert P Helms of Oswego, Kansas and Jeffrey “Mike” Helms and wife Tina of Columbus, Kansas, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and grand daughter Gracie Michelle Helms.

Family will receive friends and loved ones Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Columbus, Kansas. Burial will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be posted at www.murdockfuneralhomes.