Helen Elizabeth Cole

Helen Cole

Helen Elizabeth Cole of St. Louis passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Annapolis. She was 94.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in St. Louis to the late Thomas and Kathryn Walsh.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Donald) of 56 years and was a loving mother to six children, Don Cole (Mary), Janet Neikirk (Pearce), Carole Gibbar, Barb Kempland (Tom), Beth Schembra (Tom), Chris Morris (Bill); grandmother to 15, Lindsay Devereux (Jimmy), Brian Cole, Ben Neikirk, Kaitlin Snider (Stephen), Leslie Cornelius (Ryan), Kelly Malouf (Matt), Dan Gibbar (Marcy), Karen Kempland, the late Julie Kempland, Emily Olson (Aaron), Audrey Schembra, Abby Schembra, Matt Johnson (Mary), Rachel Morris, William Morris; and great-grandmother to 18, Ella, Alex, Ava, Gregory, Ellington, Leighton, Crosby, Warren, Jackson, Ethan, Beau, Max, Mason, Maisie, Jensen, Matthew, Jackson, and Joseph.

Helen’s greatest legacy was the importance of family and commitment to her faith (Catholic). She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, terrific cook, homemaker and seamstress.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Our Lady of Providence, 8874 Pardee Rd, Crestwood, MO.

Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m., also at Our Lady of Providence.

Inurnment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Donations to Veterans organizations appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com