Norma J. Helman

February 2, 1947 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 74)


     Norma J. Helman, 74, of McConnellsburg, PA, passed away Thursday, November 4th, at UPMC Community Gerneral Osteopathic, Harrisburg, PA. 

     Norma was born in McConnellsburg, PA on February 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Mary E. (Gress) and James  Lee  DeShong.  She was the widow of John E. Helman, whom she married on February 19, 1974. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2015.

     Norma owned and operated a daycare in McConnellsburg for many years and also was a former owner of Lincoln Way Pizza in McConnellsburg. She was a member of Sideling Hill Christian Church Needmore, PA. 

     She is survived by her daughter Kimberley A. (wife of Gary) Golden, of Warfordsburg, PA, step sons Vincent J. (husband of Tammy) Helman, of Shippensburg, PA, Joseph A. Helman, of McConnellsburg, PA,  Anthony M. (husband of Amy) Helman, of McConnellsburg, PA, sisters Cheryl A. Wible, of McConnellsburg, PA, Joanne (wife of Paul) Schultheiss, of Chambersburg, PA and brother James Lee (husband of Sharon) DeShong, Jr., of McConnellsburg, PA.  She is also survived by three grandchildren Ethan and Kylie Golden, Levi Helman, one great grandchild and a companion Wendell "Perry" Strait.  She was preceded in death by a step-son Jonathan C. Helman, grandson Cody Helman and a brother Denny DeShong.

     Services will be private at the convenience of family.  Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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