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.