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Margaret Killion

October 29, 1930 — May 5, 2024


Margaret Killion went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2024. She was a patient of Aperion

Care in Peru. Margaret was born to Edward and Edith Bender on October 29,1930 in Logansport, IN. She

was one of six children, including Richard, Mary Ellen, Ruth, Edward, Jr. (all deceased) and Louis

Bender of Kokomo. She attended high school in Logansport and graduated with honors in May,

1948. She was married to Glen Helvie in May of 1949. They resided in the country west of Logansport and raised four sons; John Helvie(Peru), Ted Helvie(Royal Center), David Helvie(Marcell, MN), and William Helvie who is deceased.

During their time together, Glen and Margaret raised minks and had large gardens. They

also kept livestock. Later, both Glen and Margaret worked for several years at RBM factory in

Logansport. Glen preceded her in death.

On June 2,1973, Margaret married William Killion in Flora, IN. William also preceded her in

death. During her remarkable lifetime, Margaret was always energetic and supportive of others. She

attended Crooked Creek Christian Church and performed misc. duties there. She always

ensured that her sons went to church with her. She was an example to others as a strong

believer in Jesus Christ.

Margaret was a hard worker and took little time for herself. Her family was her life. She was a

tremendous cook and was especially famous for her mayonnaise cakes. She constantly insisted

waiting on others when they dined at her house. She essentially just “ate on the fly.”

When it was hot, Margaret would take the kids to Lake Cicott to go swimming. She didn’t swim

but enjoyed the beach and being with family. She was gentle and supportive in a very motherly way.

People loved being around her.

Another joy of her life were the grandchildren. She had seven grandchildren; Sherri Helvie-

Carroll(Sean), Indianapolis, Cheryl (Jeff) Wilson, Peru, Faith Helvie, Peru, John(Morgan) Helvie,

Peru, Jeremy(Natalya) Helvie, FL, Sarah Helvie, MN, and Cheyenne Helvie, Galveston. She

also has 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She would always light up when the grandkids stopped in and there was nothing she wouldn’t do for any of them and they often did not want to leave.

One of Margaret's favorite things was mushroom hunting. She got very excited about finding

morels and could hardly contain herself when she found a patch of them. She also liked to tell of

her encounters with “giant” snakes while mushroom hunting.

Margaret was well known for her generosity and the children could not leave her house without being given a box of things to take home. She always had multitudes of items to give to family

members. She is also remembered for giving money for the various needs of her family or the

outright gift of a car to a child of hers. She was the light of our lives and an example to all of us. We will miss her and never forget her.

We are confident that the Good Lord will enjoy having her close.  

Services will be at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Marocco Chapel, 119 E. Market St., Logansport with Pastor Shane Capps.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery on May 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.. 

 Her online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at

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