Jacqueline Catherine Helmle

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Jacqueline Catherine Helmle, 73, of Hollywood, FL; formerly of Kokomo, passed away March 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Pembroke Pines, FL in the company of family and friends. Born November 8, 1937 in Chicago, IL, she is the daughter of the late Roman Sobczynski and Katherine (Cielocha) Sobczynski. On June 19, 1971 in Chicago, IL, she married Robert Gilbert Helmle. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2002. She attended Good Counsel High School in Chicago and received her Master’s Degree from Loyola University in 1969. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was actively involved with the Poor Clare Monastery. She was a true friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by one son, Kevin (wife-Melissa) Helmle of Hollywood, FL; also twin grandsons Gavin and Maxwell Helmle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister Patricia Sobczynski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Saturday April 2, 2011 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, IN. Father Joseph Aytona will celebrate. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Ellers Mortuary Webster Street chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo, with a Rosary service to take place at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Poor Clare Monastery, Food for the Poor, or the Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes available at the mortuary.

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