Recar, Helen I.
Date: Monday, December 22, 2008
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto Chapel
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Calvary Cemetery, DeSoto, MO
Adopt an Angel at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
Helen I. Recar, 88, of Valles Mines passed away at her residence on December 19, 2008. She was born June 29, 1920 in Frankclay, Missouri to the late Ferdinand and Norma (Wall) Strauser. Her loving husband, Bernard J. Recar preceded her in death.
She was the dear mother of Jerry L. (Pam) Recar of Bonne Terre, Kenny J. Recar of Festus, Betty A. (Russell) Sparks, DeSoto, Terry M. (John) Dean, Blackwell, and Penny S. Craig, Valles Mines; dearly loved grandmother of 15, dear Great-Grandmother of 27 and dear Great-Great Grandmother of 1; Beloved sister of Clifford Strauser, Sullivan, Lillian Burns, St. Louis, Dorothy Roberts, St. Louis and Betty Durrer, St. Louis. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Jack Strauser, Clyde Strauser and Bob Strauser; 3 sisters: Lena Strauser, Pearl Strauser and Mildred Doussard; and a son-in-law, Ralph Craig.
Mrs. Recar had worked as a machine operator at Brown Shoe Factory in DeSoto, and a School teacher at Kingston (1 room school house). She liked to read, sew cross stitchings and enjoyed walking. She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Deacon Ed Boyer will officiate a prayer service on Monday evening at Mahn Funeral Home. Her funeral mass will be officiated by Father Alex Anderson.