Grace Cordelia Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Isaac Newton Hinshaw
                                                       │    1829-1879 
                          ┌── Newton Addison Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1872-1947               │
                          │                            └── Fruzena Cox
                          │                                 1831-?    
Grace Cordelia Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1914                   │                            ┌── Cyrus Kennedy
D: 2007                   │                            │
                          └── Emma Cordelia Kennedy ───┤
                              c1882-1954               │
                                                       └── Sarah Rebecca "Sallie" Leonard
M: John Volner Helm

Grace Cordelia Hinshaw     [ID 10712] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 12 19141,2,3 [Apr 4 19144,5], Lexingon, Davidson County, North Carolina1,2,3.  

She married John Volner Helm, May 2 1942.6  John, son of John Helm, was born Feb 2 1903, Alamance County, North Carolina.7,8  

Child:6

John Volner Helm, Jr., born Mar 29 1946; married Ginny -- (email: ).

John died Jun - 1965.7  

Grace Cordelia Hinshaw died Nov 14 2007, Claremont Care Center, Point Pleasant, New Jersey; age 93.4,5,6  

Grace's obituary was published in the "Lexington Dispatch" (Lexington, North Carolina):4

Grace Cordelia (Hinshaw) Helm, 93, of Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ, went home to be with her Lord on November 14.  She passed peacefully with her son John and her daughter-in-"love" Ginny by her side.  Mrs. Helm was born on April 4, 1914 in Davidson County and was raised on Main Street in Lexington, NC.  She graduated from Lexington High School in 1931.  She also graduated from North Carolina College for Women (University of North Carolina).  

She was predeceased by her husband, John Volner Helm, in 1965; and her parents, Newton Addison Hinshaw and Cordelia Kennedy Hinshaw.  

She lived at, and worked as registrar for America's Keswick Colony of Mercy, Whiting for 18 years before moving to Pt. Pleasant Beach to live with her son and his family in 1987.  Mrs. Helm was a member of First Baptist Church, Pt. Pleasant Beach where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Missionary Society and served as Financial Secretary and church typist for 12 years.  She will always be remembered for her unconditional love, her gentle "southern" ways, her endearing wit, her faithful service and her enduring faith in her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.  

She is survived by her son, Rev. John Helm, 708 McLean Ave, Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 08742 and his wife Ginny, four grandchildren, Shirley Klaus, Sandra Rowe, Robin Price and John R. Helm; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Helm, Abigail Klaus, James Rowe, J.J. Helm; and a stepson R. Jennings Helm and his wife Jean of Greensboro, NC and four step-grandchildren, Roy Helm, Bill Helm, David Helm and Carolyn Nix.  

A funeral service was held on November 19, at America's Keswick, Whiting, NJ, where she is buried on a hill overlooking the Colony of Mercy.

Another obituary was published in "The Ocean Star" (Manasquan, New Jersey) on November 16, 2007:5

Grace H. Helm

Point Pleasant Beach resident Grace H. Helm went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Claremont Care Center, Point Pleasant, where she received compassionate care.  She passed peacefully with her son John and her daughter-in "love" Ginny by her side.  

She was 93 years old.  

Mrs. Helm was born in Lexington, N.C, and has been a resident of New Jersey since 1969.  

She lived at and worked as registrar for America’s Keswick, Whiting, for 18 years before moving to Point Pleasant Beach, to be with her family, in 1987.  

A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Mrs. Helm was a member of the First Baptist Church, Point Pleasant Beach, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Missionary society, and served as financial secretary and church typist for 12 years.  

She will always be remembered for her unconditional love, her gentle Southern ways, her endearing wit, her faithful service, and her enduring faith in her savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  

She was predeceased by her husband, John Volner Helm in 1965; and by her parents, Newton Addison Hinshaw and Cordelia Kennedy Hinshaw.  

She is survived be her son, the Rev. John Helm of Point Pleasant Beach and his wife Ginny; four grandchildren, Shirley Klaus, of Brick, Sandra Rowe, of Farmington, N.M., Robin Price, of Elizabethtown, Pa., and John R. Helm, of Point Pleasant; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Helm, Abigail Klaus, James Rowe and J.J. Helm; a stepson, R. Jennings Helm and his wife, Jean, of Greensboro, N.C.; and by four stepgrandchildren, Roy Helm, Bill Helm, David Helm and Carolyn Nix.  

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at The Pable-Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road, [732-899-3300], where a vigil service will be held at 8 p.m.  

On Monday, at 10 a.m., a funeral service will be held at America’s Keswick, Whiting, where relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will follow at Keswick Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in her memory, to either the First Baptist Church, 708 McLean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, 08742 or America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, 08759.

Social Security information for John Volner Helm: 238-16-6896


Sources

  1. Contribution from Ginny Helm, citing: Cox family bible.
  2. 1920 census, Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina; roll T625-1295, ED 31, page 15A, line #8, dwelling #276, family #287.
  3. 1930 census, Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina; roll T626-1685, ED 12, page 3B, line #79, dwelling #61, family #65.
  4. Obituary of Grace Cordelia (Hinshaw) Helm; "Lexington Dispatch";
    courtesy of Ginny Helm.
  5. Obituary of Grace Cordelia (Hinshaw) Helm; "The Ocean Star", Nov 16 2007:
    http://starnewsgroup.com/weekly/2007/11.16.07/obituaries_11.16.07.html#grace_h._hel.
  6. Contribution from Ginny Helm.
  7. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  8. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.


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