Twila Helm

Born: 11/14/1959 Passed:

Twila Helm 62, of Canton, Ohio passed away after a long battle with dementia on September 20th, 2022. She was born November 14th, 1959 to the late Edward and Geraldine DeCost. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Gary, Charles, and Steven DeCost; sisters, Beverly Lyons and Vernita McIntosh.

A cancer survivor, she was a fun, loving and carefree beautiful woman. She loved to play cards and spend time with her family. She couldn’t help but to smile at her grandchildren when they were in the room. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Twila is survived by her two children, Craig (Rachele) Helm and Christina (Rocco) Moretta; grandchildren, Whitney Helm, Giovanni, Leonardo and Arabella Moretta; brother, Danny DeCost; sisters, Tresa Pickard and Patsy Shultz; along with many extended family members that loved her dearly.

The family would like to invite you to Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, 2698 Broadway Ave. NE, Louisville, for her graveside service on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm.


10 Tributes to Twila Helm

  1. Anonymous says:

    Rip sissy

  2. Rachele Helm says:

    Love you Twila I will miss your laugh. Thank you for taking such good care of Whitney. Rest in peace.

    • Danielle says:

      Twila was like a second mom to me. I met Chrissy when we were 14 years old. We spent almost every day together so l got to know Twila very well. She helped raise Jordan from the day l brought him home from the hospital. Lot’s of memories l will never forget. Her laugh and smile are truly unforgettable and she will be missed. Chrissy & Craig you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all

  3. Andrea moretta says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Twila!!! I enjoyed her so very much when we would be at rocky and Chrissy’s house for get togethers. I enjoyed all the stories Chrissy shared with me about her.

  4. Annamarie (McIntosh) Gotschall says:

    I have not seen you in years Aunt Twila but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think about you or love you. What I remember most about you is your laugh and smile. I know that you are in heaven with your parents and your sisters now and your soul is carefree and happy. You will be missed. My condolences to Chrissy and Craig on the loss of your beautiful mom.

    • Judy Gebhart Hardbarger says:

      I layed awake last thinking of all the things I wanted to say about my friend.
      She would call me every morning and say “meet me at the fence”. Then off we would go. In the winter or when it was raining outside, we would go to my breezeway or basement and practice dancing. We loved the Jacken 5 and Motown music. Twila taught me to dance. And boy could she dance!
      I will forever keep all my precious childhood memories close to my heart.
      God Bless! R.I.P. My Friend!

  5. Judy Bennett Hardbarger says:

    Twila and I were childhood best friends since we were 5 yrs. old, until I moved away when I was 16.
    Growing up together we were happy girls. Playing in the big woods behind the house was one of our favorites. Swimming in the creek was another one. Twila taught me to swim. She could swim like a fish, seems like with no one showing her at all.
    It’s funny, I don’t remember us doing normal girl stuff, like playing house, or playing school. Nope we had to be outside. Playing baseball! I wasn’t very good, but Twila was. She was good at just about everything she did! She made things look so easy and it looked like she did things so effertlessly.
    To her family I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what a great void she will leave in your life. I loved her too.

  6. Judy Gebhart Hardbarger says:

    I am the childhood friend,Judy Gebhart. They somehow got my last name incorrect.
    I would get a phone call from Twila every morning telling me, “meet me at the fence”. Then off we would go for the day getting into Lord knows what.
    In the winter time we would practice dancing to the Jackson 5 in my basement all afternoon. We loved Motown music and Twila taught me to dance. She was 9 months older than me. And she taught me many things. Like an older sister would. Anyway, God Bless, R. I. P. My Friend!

  7. Eric Denison says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and sister. She sounds like someone I would have liked to have known.

    I’m acutely aware of the pain of losing a parent and having a parent with dementia. Lisa and I will hold you and your family in our prayers. Craig, if there is anything I can do for you, at work or otherwise, please let me know.

  8. Niki Hahn and family says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of Twila growing up. She was always such a fun loving mom who was always in the best of spirits. I have memories of her and her family working at Heggys and stopping in regularly with the kids to say hello. She was fun and happy and I loved being around her because of the energy she gave off. She truly was an amazing woman! Sending my condolences to Chrissy, Craig and their families!

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