News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 11, 2013

Kathryn ‘Katie’ Helmick Gifford


TERRE HAUTE — Kathryn “Katie” Helmick Gifford, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:21 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. She was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Perth, to Orville and Bertha Grayless. Katie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a volunteer for Foster Grandparents, was a member of Jolly Kitchen Band, and loved to play bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters and brothers.

Katie is survived by a son, James A. Helmick and his wife Rebecca J. of Terre Haute; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Funeral Home, with visitation Tuesday from 11 a.m. until services. Officiating will be Friar John Bamman. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made at: