Helen Jean Fenter

May 18, 1935January 10, 2020

Helen Jean (Racette) Fenter, 84, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020. Helen was born on May 18, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to Margaret "Peggy" Bruce and Harold James Racette. Helen graduated from Kansas City Southwest High School and attended classes at Kansas City Art Institute. Her occupation was, first and foremost, a loving wife and mother of four children. She retired from Westlake Ace Hardware Corporation. Helen celebrated 62 years of marriage to her husband, Bill. She was a member of Lenexa Baptist Church and was a lifelong Christian.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband, William K. Fenter, Jr. She is survived by her four children, Connie Feaster, Janice Dailey, Linda Fenter, and Kenneth Fenter (wife Phyllis) along with three grandchildren, Kyle Feaster (wife Deer), Amy Gibson (husband Chris), Alayna Fenter, a sister June Sayles and a brother James Racette.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00pm, followed by funeral service at 2:00pm at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home at 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeview Village Foundation, 9100 Park Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215 and/or the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, Texas 75244.


  • Harold James Racette, Father (deceased)
  • Margaret "Peggy" Bruce Racette, Mother (deceased)
  • William K. Fenter, Jr., Loving Husband of 62 years (deceased)
  • Connie Feaster, Daughter
  • Janice Dailey, Daughter
  • Linda Fenter, Daughter
  • Kenneth Fenter (Phyllis), Son
  • Kyle Feaster (Deer), Grandson
  • Amy Gibson (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Alayna Fenter, Granddaughter
  • June Sayles, Sister
  • James Racette, Brother


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


Helen Jean Fenter

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