From submitted reports
Sandra Renee (McNeil) Helem, 53, of McAlester, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at McAlester Regional Health Center.
Funeral services will at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Star Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jerry Maddox. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Chaney Harkins Funeral Home.
Born in McAlester on April 30, 1960, she was the daughter of Violet McGill and Jesse McNeil.
She is survived by her mother, Violet McGill, a sister, Edlena Helem, and a brother, Michael Helem (Antionette), all of McAlester; a brother, Kevin McNeil, and sister, Helena McNeil, both of Muskogee, and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse McNeil; nephew, Christopher Ryan Helem; grandmother, Willie Mae Helem, and grandparents, Elijah McNeil and Sartaria McNeil.