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Jean Kathryn Helke

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Helke, Jean Kathryn
Born September 20, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, passed away October 13, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Ruth and Ike Weyhenmeyer, sisters Shirley and Judy, son David and stepson Jeffery. Jean is survived by husband of 38 years Don, son Brad (wife Bernadette), Gary (wife Sylvina), Gregg (wife Ling) and daughter-in-law Diana, granddaughter Melissa, grandsons Justin, Colton, Matthew, and great-grandchildren Tanner and Taelyn, also many nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was a successful business woman owning beauty salons from her early 20's to 1978 and the last salon/spa carried her name until this past August. She planned to teach English and journalism, when attending Ohio University, but instead decided on the cosmetology business, having completed that education and training during summers before graduating from high school. She was active in her school Honor Society, Student Council, Senior Class Officer, Co-editor of the school paper, Head Majorette and Senior Homecoming Queen. Jean was a thoughtful loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many and of course to her husband. She will be honored with a Celebration of Life Memorial at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Verde Groves Clubhouse located at 4202 East Broadway Road, Mesa Arizona. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, (733 Third Avenue Suite 510, New York, NY 10017) or in her honor will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 25, 2015
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