Linda Marie Helsel

March 6, 1946June 13, 2020

Linda Marie Helsel

Went to be with our LORD and SAVIOR June 13, 2020. She was born March 6, 1946 in Independence Missouri, the second of five children. She graduated from Wichita South High School and Wichita State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Linda worked as a Wichita police officer, District Attorney's Office and many years in security for several companies. Her last position was 24 years with the US Postal Service where she retired.

At age 16 her grandfather Short, introduced her to the importance of Bible study and knowing God's word. That became her passion. That passion led her to be a fabulous Bible Study leader.

Linda was preceded in death by her first husband, Asa Foster; parents, J Edgar and Dorothy Short; brother, James Short; and niece, Marsha Regina Short.

She is survived by her second husband, Leo R. Helsel Jr; stepdaughter, Andrea Tiday; sisters, Rose Anne Frey and Jude Wells; and brother, John Short.

Services will be held 11:00AM, Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Sharon Baptist Church, 2221 S. Oliver Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67218, with viewing one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to, Sharon Baptist Church, 2221 S. Oliver Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67218 and American Cancer Society, 330 S. Main Street, Ste 100, Wichita, Kansas 67202.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, June 18, 2020


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Kelly Cheney

June 30, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I’ve thought about her (& Ed) several times in the last few weeks and intended on calling her, but I failed to do so.
I worked with Linda at 3 different facilities for USPS, and prior to that I worked with her dad Ed. I’m a better person for knowing them both.
Linda was a smart lady who was a lot softer than she let on & I will always remember her fondly. I’m sad to say the last time I saw her was a few years ago when she was in the hospital.
My favorite Linda quote is “I always say, if you’re pointing your finger at somebody, you’ve got 3 more, pointing back at you”. Wise words.
Rest easy Linda. Hugs to her family.

Jeanette Powell

June 17, 2020

Linda was truly an amazing woman who loved the Lord. She knew her Bible, and was an inspiring Bible teacher who so wonderfully explained how the Old Testament and the New Testament were woven together. Most importantly, she was my friend and a friend of my family.