Helma H. Barko

October 4, 1937January 4, 2021

In loving memory of Helma Hellen Barko who loved being a Mom, Grandma and GiGI by her Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, departed her loving family on January 4, 2021.

Helma [Hellen] was born in Ira (Clay County) West Virginia on October 4, 1937 to Carshul Mamie (Willie) Dean and Ernest Cloyd Dean. Helma was a coal miners daughter and one of 14 Children.

Helma was a loving Mother to Robert Barko (Marie), Louis Barko (JoAnn), Michael Barko (Becky), Carrie Casler (deceased), Theresa Barko, Lorrie Mustard (Gene), Kathy Barko and Tina Barko. She raised her children with love and devotion in Eastlake Ohio with her husband Louis Barko (deceased) for over 65 years.

The family held private services at Whitehaven Memorial Park. We ask you to please send your condolences or flowers to the family home. Online condolences at


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Helma H. Barko

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Marybeth Juratovic

January 10, 2021

Dear Barko Family, both Danny & I are so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. She was such a kind hearted lady & will be missed. I am glad I had a great conversation with her while the weather was still warm enough to be outside. I will be in contact soon. God Bless your Family, deepest condolences.

Gayle Krotje

January 7, 2021

You were my Mama too for 28 years. I remember everything and hold your love for me in my heart. Divorce is ugly , but you still showed me the same love every time I saw you.
Rest In Peace Mama.

Robert & Noreen Fleming

January 7, 2021

Love Leaves a Heartache
No one can Heal
Love Leaves a Memory
No one can Steal

Sorry For Your Loss
The Fleming Family