She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Moore, Okla., to Henry and Louise (Schwartz) Kehr. Helen attended Ossian High School, Ossian, Ind.
On Dec. 24, 1941, she married Edward “Pepper” Martin. He died Oct. 23, 1995.
Helen was a woman of great faith and was a 50-year member of North Manchester United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Class, Saints Alive Choir, United Methodist Women Club and Rebeka Circle. She was also a member of North Manchester Garden Club and Kenapochamocha Club. Helen spent time volunteering at Peabody Retirement Community.
Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and she cherished every moment she was able to spend with them.
Helen is survived by her sons: Jerry (Vicki) Martin, Leesburg, Ind.; and Scott (Stephanie) Martin, South Bend, Ind.; daughter: Peggy (Douglas) Sawyer, Winona Lake, Ind.; sister-in-law: Dorothy Kehr, Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren: Lori (Keith) Everest, Warsaw, Ind.; Mandy (Dave) Bailey, Warsaw, Ind.; Aaron Sawyer, Washington D.C.; Andrew Sawyer, Chicago, Ill.; Kelci Martin, South Bend, Ind.; and Derek Martin, South Bend, Ind.; and great-grandchildren: Keller & Finn Bailey, Warsaw; and Eva Everest, Warsaw.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 W., North Manchester. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. Seventh St., North Manchester. Pastor Larry Ray will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Memorials may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962; or United Methodist Women of North Manchester Church, 306 E. Second St., North Manchester, IN 46962.