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Obituaries » Joyce Diane Helmus

Joyce Diane Helmus, 64, of Rineyville, Kentucky, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Earle, Arkansas.

Mrs. Helmus served in the U.S. Army for eight years and worked more than 30 years as a civilian at the Army's Human Resources Command in Alexandria. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she portrayed a soldier in the 1981 movie "Stripes."

Survivors include her husband, Mark Helmus; a daughter, Shelley L. Hermann of Deleware; son, Bart Allen Helmus of Virginia; her mother, Virginia Bowen of West Memphis, Arkansas; her father, Jesse Hodo; a stepbrother, Dwayne Hodo; a stepsister, Laura Hodo all of Huntingdon, Tennessee, and two grandchildren, Kati A. Hermann and Gavin C. Helmus.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Hodo.

The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, with Chris Thorson officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Brown Cancer Center.

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