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Gloria "Bev" (Herold) Helms

January 28, 1935 ~ February 9, 2022 (age 87)


Gloria "Bev" (Herold) Helms, 87, of Cook, passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. She was born to Wayne and Winifred (Nicks) Herold on January 28, 1935 in Shenandoah, Iowa.  Bev graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1953.  

On April 14, 1978, she was united in marriage to Terry L. Helms in Rockport, Missouri.  They made their home in Cook, Nebraska and Bev worked for over 27 years for Wheaton Tubing (later Alcan) in Syracuse, Nebraska until her retirement.  In her spare time, she enjoyed baking, cooking, crafts, cross-stitch, gardening, family time, flowers, collecting antiques, angels, lighthouses, bells and willow tree figurines and going to flea markets.  Bev spent the entire year baking bread and goodies and making hand made cross-stitched ornaments to hand out to her kids and grandkids for Christmas gifts.  She loved seeing the smiles on everyone's faces as they selected their annual gifts!

Bev is survived by her husband, Terry of Cook, daughters, Sheryl Gardner and husband Gene and Kristine Gerking and husband Les of Cook,  sons, David Thomas of Cook and Donald Call and wife Michaela of Fairbury, daughter-in-law, Karen Thomas of Cook, step-daughter, Kristy Adams and husband Alan of LaVista, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, sisters, Sunda Kay Doiel of Auburn and Gayle McMann of Auburn, brothers, Carter (Dorothy) Herold of Nebraska City, and Mike (Paula) Herold of Rock Port, MO, brother-in-law, Rick Helms and wife Laddie of Auburn and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Timothy and Ronald Thomas, granddaughter Colleen Gerking, grandson Derek Thomas, sisters Darla Stukenholtz and Romelle Copenhaver, brother, Courtney Herold, parents-in-law, Audrey and Howard Helms and brothers-in-law, Merlin, Don and Ross Helms.   

 Private family Graveside services will be held at the Cook Cemetery, Cook, Nebraska with Rev. Jim Helgren officiating.

 Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 3-5 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2022 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

 Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

 Interment will be in the Cook Cemetery, Cook, Nebraska.

 Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.


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