Helen M. (Hawkins) Hessemyer, 89, of Gower, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Gower Convalescent Center.
She was born on December 13, 1924 near Gower to W. Jewel and Olga (Walkup) Hawkins.
She was a graduate of Gower High School, Platt Business School and was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO.
Helen married Howard Lee Hessemyer on November 29, 1947. He preceded her in death December 7, 2012.
Helen was also preceded in death by her parents, sons, Robert in 1991, and Gary in 2014, her step-mother, Doris Hawkins and brother, Ray Hawkins.
Surviving family includes daughter, Linda (Larry) Poage, Kearney, MO; son, Larry (Elizabeth) Hessemyer, St. Joseph; daughter-in-law, Theresa Hessemyer, Troy, KS; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, brother, Lowell (Pauline) Hawkins, Gower, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Wednesday at our chapel.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Ascera Care.