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Mary Jean Helmke

Mary Jean (Emmons) Helmke died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. She was 91 years old.

She was born August 5, 1927, in St. Louis.

She was married for 70 years to Clem Helmke, who died in June of 2017.

She is survived by one daughter, Susie Helmke Leslie of Jacksonville, Florida, and her husband Alan.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael George Helmke, who died in 2016.

She spent part of her life living in Kirkwood, in Ste. Genevieve and in Naples, Florida. 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.

A joint service for Jean and Clem Helmke will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St Louis County.

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