In Memory of

Judith “Judy” S. Helm

June 21, 1949 - March 22, 2021


Judith “Judy” S. Helm, 71, passed away on March 22, 2021 in North Kansas City, MO. She was born on June 21, 1949 in Kansas City, MO to Emmert “Joe” and Melba Barchers (née Carter). Judy was the youngest of four sisters, Dianne Vaccaro, Carolyn Cascone and Cheryl Waggoner. She first married Jerry Goade, and they had two children, Michelle Prather and Jerry Goade II (Stephanie). She later married Don Helm Jr., and they were married for 41 years at the time of her passing. Together they had one daughter, Jillian Healy (Mike).

Judy’s grandchildren were her greatest joy. She could often be found at nearly every single one of their school activities, sporting events,  graduations, and birthday celebrations.   They are Trace Goade (Hayley), Preslie Prather, Kinley Prather, Evan Goade, and Macie Healy.

She also loved spending time with her friends, especially her yearly Christmas shopping trips with the girls. You could often find her cross-stitching, quilting, crocheting, antiquing or talking on the phone for long periods of time – discussing politics, current events, giving the best advice, or just listening. She selflessly devoted herself to her family and would do anything for any of them at anytime.

She will always be remembered for her love of her family, friends, and country.


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I will miss Judy. We worked together at La Petite. I will always cherish those memories. I would often see her at Hy-Vee when I worked there. We always talked about her children and grandchildren. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace, Judy.

To Donnie and all of your family,
I’m so very sorry and saddened to learn of Judy’s passing. She truly was a funny original spirit and I always deeply enjoyed interacting with her at family gatherings. She was really special, and I send my love to you all in this time of mourning.

What a wonderful lady Judy was! At family functions at Grandma Helm’s she was always there to take up for me when Donnie would give me a hard time (which was totally fun). I will never forget spending time with Judy at Grandma’s house when she needed someone to stay during the night with her. That’s when Judy introduced me to Lays Salt and Vinegar Chips. Which I love to this day. We had some great laughs with Aunt Bonnie too. Judy truly was an amazing lady and I am very blessed to have known her. My heart breaks for you Donnie and Jillian. I’m sending you all my love, prayers and most of all BIG HUGS!! ❤️🙏🏻

I am so sorry for your loss. I know Judy battled hard for a long time, and now her soul is at peace now. As much as she loved her family and friends, she will remain with you always in your hearts, minds, and as your guardian angel until you meet again in heaven.

I can’t begin to say how much I will miss her. No matter how much time passed between visits, we always picked up where we left off. She was so easy to laugh with and share stories with. Judy was a special woman in so many respects. I will always cherish our friendship and miss her deeply. My love and prayers to Don, Jillian, Michelle, Jerry and all the grandchildren and extended family.


Thursday, March 25, 2021
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, March 25, 2021
11:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063