Edith A. Helleson

Edith A. Helleson, 85, of Olathe, KS, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home.


Edith, known as Edie, was born August 18, 1931 to the late Albert and Alma Amundson in Hadley, Minnesota.  She attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  On February 12, 1950, Edie married John Helleson.  She worked for twenty-five years in the financial field and retired in 1990.  She was deeply devoted to her family and loved to share her musical talents with others. Edie also enjoyed meeting people and developing friendships.


Edie is preceded in death by her husband John in 2009; and granddaughter, Kelly Jeanne Downes in 1982.  She is survived by her son, Michael Helleson and wife Nancy, Minnesota; three daughters, Jeanne Patmore and husband Herb, California; Deborah Prochnow and husband Doug, Kansas; Teresa Downes and husband Ronald, Missouri; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10 to 11 am, Wednesday, February 15 at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee.  Funeral services will follow at 11 am with burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Overland Park Christian Church, 7600 W. 75th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204.

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2 Comments on “Edith A. Helleson”

  1. Carol Pearce Says:

    I was so sad to hear of her passing–she was always so kind and wonderful to me and she really filled a grandmother role for Sara. She will definitely be missed.

  2. Deb Priebe Says:

    Helleson family, so sorry to hear of the the loss of your mother. Aunt Edie was always a favorite of mine. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her and gave the greatest hugs! She will definitely be missed by many.

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