In Loving Memory…
Helen L. Peace
Helen L. Peace, 95, of Sedalia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, which would have been her 79th wedding anniversary.
She was born October 4, 1925, in Sedalia, daughter of Roy and Ethel (Hon) Martin.
On March 28, 1942, in Sedalia, she was married to Jack Peace, who preceded her in death in 2003.
“Hennie,” as she was known to her family, devoted her life to caring for others. As one of nine children, her childhood was about serving her brothers and sisters. She was “always there” for her family. She was a strong-minded, energetic and caring woman. Helen was proud to have obtained her driver’s license at age 60. She enjoyed hand sewing in her spare time. As a servant to others, she also provided foster care for handicapped children over the years. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are two daughters, Jackie Fike (Bill) of Sedalia, and Donna Bottcher (Steve) of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Rusty Kahrs (Linda), Lisa Lindsay (Robert), Cari Ann Deckert (Kent), and Wendy Mateja (Nick); eight great-grandchildren, Matt, Sara, Kelsey, Breana, Makenna, Demi and Dane; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Maryanna Jones; and a brother, Dennis Martin.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Bennett Martin, Bud Martin, Dot Butterbaugh, Kathryn Spellmeyer, Donald Martin and Kenneth Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, when refreshments will be served at the Heckart Family Center. The service will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Casket bearers will be Bill Fike, Steve Bottcher, Kent Deckert, Nick Mateja, Matt Kahrs, Dane Mateja and Robert Lindsay. Denny Martin will be an honorary bearer.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice of Warrensburg.