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8251 Hillcrest Road
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1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Joseph Glenn Helms, 93, passed away October 25, 2013. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Joseph was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Silver Lake, KS, to Orville Daley and Lauretta (Purdue) Helms. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from TWA as an aircraft mechanic. He was a very active member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 125, a member of Chouteau District Council for over 20 years and a participant of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emma; and daughters, Marjorie VanHorn, Patsy Ann Lewellen and Jerry Sue Barrett. He leaves grandchildren, Chuck (Mary) Shoemaker, Lorrie (Robert) Jordan, Rick (Frances) Coutts, Shawn Barrett, Melissa (Jamie) Balesteri; great grandchildren, Joseph Glenn Shoemaker, Heather Merfen, Paul Daniel Shoemaker, April Coutts and Zander Balesteri; eight great-great grandchildren and two nieces. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.
Published in Kansas City Star from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, 2013
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