Rathmul and Betty Helms of Lincolnton were married on July 31, 1952. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home on Lake Hickory with family and friends. Rathmul and Betty have two sons: Mike Helms (married to Libby) and Jeff Helms (married to Sandra). Both reside in Lincolnton. They also have four grandchildren: Heather Helms, Dustin Helms (married to Sarah), Natalie Helms and Abby Helms. The couple enjoys spending time at the lake, vacations with family and walks around Lincolnton with their dog, Lucky.