Ronald R. Helms

February 23rd, 1943 - February 12th, 2013

ANSONIA, Ohio – Ronald R. Helms, age 69, of Ansonia, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at the family estate in Centerville, Indiana. Born February 23, 1943, in Wayne County, Indiana, to Robert and Rose Fleagle Helms, he lived in this area most of his life. Ronald was a 1961 graduate of Milton High School. He operated the family dairy farm and worked at MEG in Cambridge City, Indiana. Ronald was a member of Winchester Nazarene Church. He was an avid fisherman, an IU fan, and loved to play basketball. Survivors include his wife, Janice Wassom Helms, to whom he was married in 2001; daughters, Robin (Erik Bauman) Helms of Centerville, Indiana, Traci Helms of Phoenix, Arizona, Melanie (Bobby) Mann of Richmond, and Ashlynn Helms of Ansonia, Ohio; sons, Aron Tutt (Modena) Helms of Farmland, Indiana, and Timothy (Ann) Helms of Centerville, Indiana; step-children, Lisa (Scott) Ritz of Greenville, Ohio, and Angela Holmes of Ansonia, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; sisters, Sonya (Jack) Harrison and Pamela (Dave) Duning, both of Centerville, Indiana; brother, Roger Helms of Centerville, Indiana; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; many friends; and his “best friend” Callie, his cat. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughters, Becky “Sissy” and Shelly Helms. Visitation for Ronald R. Helms will be from 3 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville, Indiana. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Ritz officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to: State of the Heart Hospice, 410 West Votaw Street, Portland, IN 47371. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

Memorial contributions may be made to: State of the Heart Hospice, 410 West Votaw Street, Portland, IN 47371.

3:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

1:00PM at Mills Funeral Home on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 (map/driving directions)

Fountain Park Cemetery
Winchester, IN (map/driving directions)