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Jean Ann Helmbeck

12 marzo , 192921 octubre , 2020

Jean Ann Helmbeck, widow of the late Shelby Helmbeck, was born on March12, 1929 in Lima, Ohio to the late Samuel and Bernice Schoonover. After completing High School, she went to modeling school and modeled through out the state of Ohio.

In 1949, she enrolled in Ward-Belmont College for women in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1953, she came to North Little Rock and was a model for the Gus Blass Company in Little Rock.

Jean and Shelby married on April 24, 1954. Together, they raised 4 children, Scott (deceased), Greg (Karen), Dana (Doug) and Todd (Cindy). Jean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in North Little Rock. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

She loved camping and especially enjoyed family events during the holidays. Jean had 3 siblings, Marilyn Westenhaver (deceased), Sammy Schoonover (deceased) and is survived by a brother John (Roz) Schoonover of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers., the family asks that you make donations towards American Heart Association.

Graveside service will be at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills at 7724 Landers Road in North Little Rock on Sunday at 11 am.

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Bill Barry

25 octubre , 2020

I also remember the Mystic Isle Christmas Party where Jean showed her neighbors how to 'cut a rug'. She wore me out after a couple of dances.....she was so good. I also remember the afternoon many years ago when my brother was visiting me and his dog ran Jean's cat up a tree. Even with the tallest ladder borrowed from a neighbor, we still couldn't reach the cat. Then someone remembered that the local utility company was working nearby, so we solicited their help. After about 15 minutes of tree climbing, one of the utility men was able to reach the cat. I stood under the tree with a large pole fishing net, ready to catch the cat in case it slipped away. But no need....the utility man climbed down and handed the cat to Jean, who was grinning from ear to ear.

Chris Bradley

24 octubre , 2020

Dear cousins, children of Jean and Shelby Helmbeck, I am so sorry for the loss of your amazing mother. She has been such an inspiration to me with her strong spirit and encouragement to enjoy life and to maintain a positive attitude. I will always remember her being forever young! Rather than send flowers to her service, I choose to give to an equestrian non profit that assists children with disabilities through their experiences of one of God's most majestic creations, the Horse. Aunt Jean loved horses and understood them so well. I feel giving to a charity that supports horses and helps children will be a loving tribute to Jean Helmbeck.

Joanie Mear

24 octubre , 2020

Jean was a close neighbor of ours in Mystic Isle. Her adventures were always amazing to hear about. I vividly remember our Mystic
Isle Christmas Party one year when we had a live band and Jean was on the dance floor almost all evening just grooving to the beat. We certainly will miss her here. Even though we didn't see each other that often, we always knew she was there if we had a need. It was very nice to be able to meet her beautiful family and see their closeness and positive attitude toward life, which I'm sure was instilled by Jean. We are glad her pain is gone, but a light has gone out around here. Her family has a new "Angel" they know now.
Joanie & Marvin Mear

Anne Black

24 octubre , 2020

Greg and Karen my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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