Catherine Marie (Jackson) Helmerick, 95, Attica, passed away at her home in Attica, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. Catherine was born in Kingman on Oct. 6, 1921. She was the daughter of the late William Purley and Myrtle (Redenbaugh) Jackson. She has resided in Attica since 1924 and graduated from Attica High School. Catherine was a stay-at-home mother. She was a member of the Attica Christian Church. She was a member of the Modern Homemakers Home Economics Club of Attica; life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge # 2596 and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge # 1482 both of Attica. She also listening to big band music and dancing. Catherine married Robert F. Helmerick on Jan. 17, 1941 in Williamsport. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1978. She leaves behind her two daughters, Nancy (Robert) Howard, Attica and Betty Jo (Steve) May, West Lafayette; three grandchildren, Brad (Kelly) Hiller, Eric May and Jessica (Paul) May-Nilsen; six great-grandchildren, Ben Hiller, Samuel Hiller, Grace Hiller, Lucy Hiller, Adam May and Noel May; She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bret Hiller; an infant brother, Lee Edwin Jackson and a sister, Mildred Patterson. Services were held at the Maus Funeral Home in Attica on Dec. 17 with Pastor Bob Elness officiating. Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paws 'n Claws Animal Shelter. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
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