Helen M. Politte of De Soto died on May 31, 2019, at Mercy Hospital-St. Louis. She was 91 years old.
She was born April 14, 1928, in Ste. Genevieve, a daughter of Lawrence J. and Mary Ann (Bonnarens) Schmidt.
She was married to Marion Politte, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Politte of De Soto, Glen Politte and his wife Debra of Hillsboro, Greg Politte and his wife Deanna of Chesterfield; eight grandchildren, Craig, Josh and his wife Rachel, Dustin, Ashley, Chase, Carson, Cole, Peyton; two sisters, Marcella Vaughn and her husband Tom of Festus, Anna Marie Drury of Bloomsdale; and one brother, Larry Schmidt and his wife Kathleen of Ste. Genevieve.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and their husbands: Edna and Don Stolzer, Christine and Chalmer Meyer; and one additional brother-in-law, Carroll Drury.
She was a homemaker. She had been a school teacher at Valle Catholic School in Ste. Genevieve.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of De Soto, Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 659, and the Columbia Anns.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 4, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Rev. Alexander Anderson officiated. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in De Soto. Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home of De Soto handled the arrangements,
Memorials may be made to the Columbia Anns, c/o St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 504 S. Third St., De Soto, MO 63020.