Helen M. Parr, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at St. John Hospital.
Helen M. Parr, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at St. John Hospital. She was born December 15 in Scipio, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Pickert) Hastert.
She moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she was employed at Sears and Roebuck and worked on airplanes during WWII. After moving to Leavenworth, she worked at Miller’s Pharmacy, Russell’s Pharmacy in cosmetics, Alster’s Clothing Store and Homestead Greenhouse.
In 1951, Helen married Wilfred J. “Willie” Parr in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death, Nov. 20, 2008. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Merle, Glenn and Gene; three sisters, Marge Nelson, Bill Deatherage and Loni Marchbanks; and a son-in-law, Mic Jarowitz.
Helen is survived by three daughters; Linda Parr, Connie (Jeff Bullington) Parr and Gale Jarowitz; a special friend, Jennifer Monson-Wood; numerous nieces and nephews; and her cat, Simone.
At Helen’s request, the funeral service will be private. Arrangement entrusted to R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Joseph Church.