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Effie Lee Oma "Lela" Stanbery Helms
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1898
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1998
Weatherford
Parker County
Texas, USA

Effie Lee Oma "Lela" Stanbery was the eighth of 17 children born to Van Buren & Minty (Bond) Stanbery. Lela's paternal grandparents were Nathaniel & Samantha (Oglesby) Stanbery and his maternal grandparents were James Abner & Mathilda "Jane" (Herndon) Bond.

Lela first married Judson ("Jud") James Helms on May 24, 1914 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Jud and Lela had three children together: Elvie, Inez & Irene. Jud died in 1931 and in 1933 she married George Washington ("Washie") Gore with whom she had a daughter named Glenna. Washie died in 1967, and on May 9, 1970 Lela married her first husband's brother, George "Alvin" Helms. Alvin had been married to Mittie Pearl Helms who had died in 1965. Alvin died seven years later, leaving Lela widowed a third time.

Lela and her family were members of the Church of Christ. Lela lived to a ripe old age, dying just under one month before her 101st birthday.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Van Buren Stanbery (1867 - 1923)
  Mary Emeline Mandy Aliminta Bond Stanbery (1869 - 1949)
 
 Spouses:
  James Judson Helms (1887 - 1931)
  George Washington Gore (1892 - 1967)
  George Alvin Helms (1889 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Samantha Jane Stanbery Odom (1888 - 1984)*
  America Emeline Twilligear (1890 - 1968)*
  Thomas Marion Stanbery (1891 - 1966)*
  John Robert Stanbery (1894 - 1937)*
  James "Albert" Stanbery (1895 - 1982)*
  George Elbert Stanbery (1895 - 1895)*
  Laura May Stanbery (1896 - 1901)*
  Effie Lee Oma "Lela" Stanbery Helms (1898 - 1998)
  Eunice Edna Stanbery Brumett (1900 - 1968)*
  Iva Myrtle Chitty (1901 - 1979)*
  Winnie S. Stanbery (1903 - 1904)*
  Clarence Teddy Stanberry (1905 - 1964)*
  Clyde Dick Stanberry (1905 - 1968)*
  Homer William Stanbery (1906 - 1999)*
  Carl Calvin Stanbery (1908 - 1960)*
  Archie Whitton Stanberry (1910 - 1955)*
  Leon Clifford "Pat" Stanbery (1912 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Canton
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: R. J. Heddins
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91603938
Effie Lee Oma Lela <i>Stanbery</i> Helms
Added by: R. J. Heddins
 
Effie Lee Oma Lela <i>Stanbery</i> Helms
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Effie Lee Oma Lela <i>Stanbery</i> Helms
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