Mary Jean Emmons Helmke completed her life’s journey, here on earth, December 12th, 2018. Born August 5th, 1927 in St Louis, MO, she had a wonderful 91 years of living life to the fullest.
While calling 3 cities home, Kirkwood, MO, St Genevieve, MO and Naples, FL, she will always be remembered for her sweet and beautiful manner. A talented artist, who studied at Washington University, she was most proud of her two children; Michael George Helmke (deceased 2016) and Susie Helmke Leslie (Alan) of Jacksonville, FL. Jean will be dearly missed by all who knew her!
She joins her dear husband Clem, as he passed in June of 2017. Not many couples can claim to have been happily married for 70 years, so they were truly blessed to have shared so many laughs and great times with dear family & friends!
A joint service for Jean & Clem will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO on Friday March 22nd, 2019 at 2:30 pm. Please join us in celebrating their wonderful lives!