Helen Louise Kean

Helen Louise Kean, 91, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2018. Helen was born August 31, 1926 in Salisbury, Missouri. She was the fourth of five children born to Farris and Ethel Thurman of Fayette, Missouri.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 8801 E. 79th St. Raytown, MO. A visitation will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Spring Valley Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at the fellowship hall following the Celebration of Life at 12:00pm.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Thomas Kean. She leaves behind one daughter, Shirley (Robert) Norris, Lee’s Summit, MO; one grandson Craig (Lorie) Norris, Lee’s Summit, Mo, one granddaughter Dana (Carlen) Granberg, Kansas City, MO, and two great granddaughters, Jessica and Jamie Norris, Lee’s Summit, MO.
She is survived by one brother Gene Thurman, Columbia, MO, and sister-in-laws Lucile Thurman, Fayette, MO, Dorothy (Jack) (Lynch) Obbink; Eileen (Lynch) Potter, Independence, MO; Pansey Kean Fayette, MO, brothers-in-law Ralph(Martha) Kean, Kansas City, MO, James (Racheal) Lynch, Lee’s Summit, MO, Al (Wanda) Lynch, Fayette, MO, and James (Delores) Duren, Glasgow, MO and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was a member of Ruskin Heights Baptist Church for many years before joining Spring Valley Baptist Church where she worshiped for over 43 years. Her hobbies were gardening, cooking and spending time with family and church family.
To the amazing team at John Knox Village Hospice, we have no words to express our gratitude.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Spring Valley Baptist Church Memorial Fund.


  1. Kathy Thurman Henries on August 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    May God bless Aunt Helen as she has now met Jesus. Hallelujah, she is no longer in pain and suffering. May her family have peace now that she is with our master.

  2. Dorothy (Jack) Obbink. on August 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    God Bess You Helen, we will miss you.

  3. Paul Watts Family on August 30, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Bob and Shirley: with our condolence.

  4. Nita Obbink on August 30, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    What a Lovely tribute ??. Many blessings to you all, what a beautiful lady she was! God’s speed Aunt Helen! You will be missed but heaven gained a beautiful soul!!

  5. Nita Obbink on August 30, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    some how my !! got changed to ?? someone please correct ?

  6. Leslie Wells on August 31, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Aunt Helen you will forever be loved beyond measure and missed by so many; especially your family!
    I love, love, love you pretty lady?
    It’s never goodbye but rather see you again one day??????

  7. Leslie Wells on August 31, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Prayer hands were changed to question marks…………
    So let’s just rephrase this
    “Its never goodbye but rather we WILL see you again one day Aunt Helen.”

  8. Sandra Enyard on September 1, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. when i was a young teen I helped take care of her father. He delivered eggs to our family.
    now she has gone to be with the Lord. Great gain. God Bless you all. Sandra Moore-Enyard

  9. Mary Wells on September 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    To my always “classy lady” Aunt Helen who was always “all dressed up” and looking beautiful. You are now sharing eternity with your beloved husband, some of your brothers, and your Mother and Dad. But most of all, you’re walking those streets paved with gold with our Lord and savior. What a wonderful reunion you must be having.
    Meanwhile you’ll be missed here or earth by many. I love you and will see you again one day.

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