Fred Helmer and Edith Graham were married Oct. 17, 1948 at Syracuse. Since that time, they have resided in Wichita, Liberal and Marion.
Fred Helmer worked for Security Oil in Wichita and Liberal for 25 years. He then purchased his own business, Helmer’s Service in Marion.
Edith Helmer worked for the state of Kansas for 26 years and for Home Health in Marion County.
Both are retired. They have four children: David Helmer of Marion (and Debra Thomason); Harold Helmer of Denison, Iowa; Deanna Gilbert (Royce) of Alma and Dan Helmer (Brenda) of Andover.
They also have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.