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Anne Helms Irons, social worker

Anne Helms Irons, social worker

Anne Helms Irons, a social worker who held starring roles in local community theater productions for nearly 50 years, died Nov. 28 of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 83.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, she was the daughter of Dr. Samuel T. Helms, medical director of the Emerson Drug Co., and Selina Clair Helms.

She was a 1949 graduate of Roland Park Country School and earned a bachelor's degree in theater from the College of William and Mary in 1953. She attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work, graduating in 1969.

After working as a caseworker with children in the foster care system in Baltimore County, Ms. Irons...