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Grubb, Helen Ethyl

Grubb, Helen Ethyl

February 23, 1924 — October 31, 2019

Helen E. Grubb, 95, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri.  Burial with military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Helen was born February 23, 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward J. and Mary Dee Jackman. She graduated from Center High School and attended her freshman year at K.C. Junior College before joining the U.S. Navy (WAVES) during World War II.  After 26 months of service (1944-1946) she returned to Kansas City and married Louis W. Grubb. The couple moved to Overland Park, Kansas, where they lived for 52 years. Helen worked for 28 years for the Union Benefit Trust Fund, both for Carpenters and IBEW. After her retirement, she spent summers at her lake home at Lake of the Ozarks and winters in Overland Park.  She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and Overland Park Lutheran Church.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Louis, her daughter Connie, her parents, and brother William E. Jackman.

Helen’s many interests in life besides her family included bowling, water sports, doll collecting and flower gardening. Helen is survived by her daughter, Linda Theobald (Bob); her son Jon Grubb (Linda); beloved grandchildren: Lonnie Theobald (Susie); Lori Glover (Jeff); Brian Scott (Hannah); Melissa Spinner (Clint); David Planchon (Vanessa), Ben Grubb (Lauren);  Jonathan Grubb (Colette), and Mallory Laing (Chris). Last but not least, Helen’s memory will be cherished by her great-grandchildren: Will; Maryann; Danielle; Ashlee; Dalton; Devon; MacKenzie; Connor; Izabella; Lynlee; Lylah; Lilliane; Brooklyn; Vivienne; and Emmie, as well as by great-great-granddaughter Annabelle. Helen will be missed by many nieces, nephews, wonderful neighbors and friends.

Service Information

Visitation: from 10 AM – 11 AM, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138


Funeral Service: at 11 AM, on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138


Burial with Military Honors: following funeral services in Memorial Park Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138

Grubb, Helen Ethyl's Guestbook

I live in windmill estates and I visited with Helen a few times. She was a sweet lady and she will be missed. My prayers are with the family. God Bless

Rolande Raines

I worked with Helen and she made it fun each day I entered the office. I treasure the memories of our years together. She was always one feisty gal and I loved that about her. My thoughts and my prayers are with Linda and all the family she loved so dearly. RIP my dear friend. Love, Kathy

Kathy Jackson

I've known Helen AKA "Granny" since I became best friends with her granddaughter, Lissa, 35+ yrs ago. She was one of the best for sure and will be surely missed.

Keri A. Swartz

The entire Prinds family sends there condolences. Jean was remembering the times on Mackey street,

Prinds family

Linda , we are so sorry for your loss. I had no idea that she had a military background. God Bless her. What a wonderful woman.

Joe Caldarella

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