Pamela Helf


Pamela Susan Helf, 64, of Defiance, passed away on July 11, 2014, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on January 11, 1950, to Richard and Ruth (McDonald) Byers in Adrian, Mich. On October 1, 1965, she married Arthur Helf in Adrian, Mich. Pamela and Arthur lived in Defiance, Ohio. She was a former member of Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren.

Pamela is survived by her loving spouse of 49 years, Arthur; daughter, Lisa Helf of Adrian, Mich.; son, Scot Helf of Defiance, Ohio; daughter, Stacy (Jay) Hughes of Defiance, Ohio; grandchildren, Justin Hughes, Kavon Johnson, Jeremy Hughes, Breanna Hughes and Shayleen Helf; sisters, Patricia Sanderson of Bradenton, Fla., Sally Byers of St. Petersburg, Fla., Christine Byers of Brandon, Fla., and Kathy Byers of Bradenton, Fla.; and a brother, Danny Byers of Bradenton, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jason Helf in childhood; and a sister, Debra Lee Youngblood.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home Inc., Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. Benjamin Polzin officiating. Cremation will take place at Tribute Cremation.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online condolences can be given at

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