Jennie L Helfer

February 22, 1943April 24, 2018
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Jennie Lee Taylor Helfer, 75, of Enola Arkansas was welcomed home into the arms of the Lord on April 24th 2018. Jennie was born in St. Louis Missouri to Warren and Violet Taylor on February 22, 1943. Jennie was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years Wayne Helfer Sr, son Curtis Helfer, daughter Trudy Helfer, 3 brothers Dale Lambert, Warren Taylor, and Gale Taylor, granddaughter Tonya Heslep and many other loved ones and friends.

Jennie was survived by her brother Jerry Taylor of Missouri, her sister Martha Broten of Enola, children Wayne Helfer Jr. (Nadine) of Missouri, Larry Helfer (Vickie) of Enola, Laura Pate (Matt) of Enola, Cindy Mahan of Conway, Candy Samples (Bobby) of Guy, Lisa Helfer of Plumerville and Debbie Wilson of Conway, 27 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter and two more arriving soon and so many others who she loved dearly.

Jennie worked as the kitchen supervisor at Conway Regional Hospital for 29 years before retiring to spend time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Naylor, AR.

Jennie was the backbone of the entire family that she and the love of her life created. She was full of love, strength and generosity. She will be greatly missed beyond words by anyone that has ever known her.

Pall bearers will be grandsons Mark Gonia, Justin Nellis, Wesley Price, Noah Horton, Stephen Helfer, Gary Helfer, Cory Armor, Michael Keith Mahan and great grandson Christian Bland.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. also in the Chapel.

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  • Mark Gonia, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Nellis, Active Pallbearer
  • Wesley Price, Active Pallbearer
  • Noah Horton, Active Pallbearer
  • Stephen Helfer, Active Pallbearer
  • Gary Helfer, Active Pallbearer
  • Cory Armor, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Keith Mahan, Active Pallbearer
  • Christian Bland, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 27, 2018

Jennie L Helfer

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Gale Garrison

April 26, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Helfer was a nice lady and was so pleasant when I saw her.

Laurie Geisler

April 26, 2018

Mrs Jennie (Mamaw) was an amazing lady. She took me in like one of her own. I am going to miss her sweet smile and hugs. Prayers for all the family

Kathy Valentine

April 26, 2018

Sweet Jennie,

Although I haven't seen you for many years, your passing has brought me great sorrow. I have so many fond and loving memories of you and your children from my childhood. You were and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to your family! Losing you is a great lose in this world as you were one of the kindest and most loving people I have ever had the pleasure to have in my life.

May God Bless you and keep you.

With Heartfelt Love, Kathy

Evelyn Vance

April 25, 2018

Ms Jennie was always smiling and happy. I know you will miss her very much. We're praying for you. Love you all, Earl and Evelyn Vance.

Susan Wendell

April 25, 2018

I met Jennie a few years ago on a cruise with her family. She was so kind and felt like I had known her for years. She was so loved by her family. You will be missed but so thankful you're totally happy and out of pain. My heart goes out to her beautiful family. Susan Wendell