August 11, 1973 ~ August 25, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Stephen Garret Helm, 48, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro August 11, 1973 to the Mary Katherine “Kathy” Humphrey Helm and the late Jimmy Carl Helm. Stephen was the former executive chef for Owensboro Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, UK Basketball, and listening to live music. Grateful Dead was his favorite band. Stephen was goofy, fun-loving, and the life of the party. He truly loved cooking for others, and always made time for his family, especially his grandkids.

Along with his father, Stephen was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Ruth Humphrey and Alice Helm; his grandfather, Carl Helm; and several aunts and uncles.

Along with his mother, Stephen is survived by his children, Trevor, Savannah, and Tatum Helm; his grandchildren, Sayvior, Kehlani, Collin, Mia, and Carter; his sister, Mackenzie (David) Miller; his nieces and nephews, Camden and Zoe; several aunts and uncles.

Services will be 3:00 pm Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

The family of Stephen requests that everyone wears a mask and colorful or tie-dyed shirt.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Helm. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Stephen Garret Helm and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: August 29, 2021 12:00 pm - August 29, 2021 3:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: August 29, 2021 3:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Stephen you were an absolute blessing from God. Always happy, dancing, and smiling. You will be missed greatly by all. Hugs and prayers to your family in this hard time. Love you brother.

  2. We are so sorry and are praying for all of you. Anything we can do, please let us know. Love you all, Terry and Lori Baughn

  3. Kathy.I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you. You will see him and Jimmy at the pearly gates one day. There are no words that can express what COVID has taken from you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Love Michaela,Joey, and Ellie Johnson.

  4. Stephen, way too early. I will not forget you. I always enjoyed our golf together and time we shared. May God welcome you into his kingdom of heaven and eternal peace be yours. I am speechless. Thanks for being my friend.

  5. I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. Please know you are in our prayers and in our hearts during this difficult time and as you grieve. We ask the Lord to cover you in his strength, love and mercy, and to be the light in your darkest times. Sending our love and hugs, Carrie, Tim, Sam and Sadie.

  6. “Saint Stephen will remain, all he’s lost he shall regain,
    Seashore washed by the suds and foam,
    Been here so long, he’s got to calling it home.”

    I love you, brother. Enjoy the show up there, it’s gonna be great.

  7. Rich and I were saddened to learn of Stephens passing. I remember him well when he was at the Country Club. We worked closely with him when planning our daughters wedding reception and he was a joy to work with and we were so pleased with his execution. Our condolences go out to his children and family. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Your son has met his Heavenly Father and has been reunited with his dad. May he Rest In Peace. I pray that God will comfort you and help you find peace. Cherish your memories.

  9. Dear Family and Friends,
    We have known Stephen professionally for many years, being in the Food Service Industry. He has even prepared a meal in our home. He was always pleasant and worked magic on food preparation and presentation.
    We are so sorry to hear about his death. RIP Chef,
    Sending our sympathy and prayers.
    Steve and Peggi Clark

  10. We have known Stephen for many years at OCC……he was always very professional in every way! May your faith and memories comfort your family now & always! Christy and Sonny Hall

  11. Stephen was such a great person I so enjoyed working with him. I’ll never forget those long rides to Bowling Green with Regina. Rock on in heaven you will be missed.

  12. Prayers for you, Kathy, family n friends. So sorry to see this in paper today. I remember how so cute he was when I 1st met him as a little child.

  13. My prayers are with your family Stephen. I know we lost touch over the years but I will always have the soccer memories we shared back in High School. R.I.P

  14. He was so nice to me, you both were while I worked with you two at owenboro country club. We hung out and became friends and made new friends with you both. You took me in along with my now ex husband and treated us kindly, we looked up to you both. I say both because thats how I remember Stephan and Theresa. We’ve all watched your children grow up and have kids of their own. Stephen Helm you will missed by everyone who has crossed your path in some way. May God bless you and your loving family.

  15. Cathy I am so sorry for the loss of your son Stephen. Prayers for you and your family
    Love you,
    Susan Hein

  16. My thoughts are with the family…. I’m sure Helm “would want the family to keep on Trucking”…. So sorry

  17. I am so sorry to hear about Stephen leaving us so young. He was
    a student of mine at Apollo and remember him with fondness.
    Joe Westerfield

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