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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Lance Helm

Lance Helm

Monday, August 23rd, 1971 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Lance Eric Helm, 49, went to be with his Master on September 23, 2020. Lance was born on August 23, 1971 in Joplin. Lance began his life in the food industry beginning with Garfield’s restaurant in Joplin where he would bust tables, work the kitchen prep line, tend bar and eventually cooking and management. He then transferred with Garfield’s to Columbia, Jefferson City and Kansas City. He also worked for many other restaurants before returning to Joplin in 2006.

He married the love of his life, Sheena Myers on August 8, 2008. He loved gardening and had a special place in his heart for his wife’s daughter, Summer who he helped raise. He also loved animals, especially his dogs.

Lance was preceded in death by his wife, Sheena Helm, his Father Chris Helm, his brother Nathan Helm, his uncle Tommy Helm, his paternal grandfather Tom Helm and paternal grandmother Katharine (Billie) Helm and maternal grandfather Albert Wolfe. He is survived by his mother Becky Walling and husband Jack, his maternal grandmother Barbara Wolfe, aunts Alison Simpson and husband Richard, Cindy Murray and husband Tim, Vicky Repplinger and husband John a niece Maddi Helm and many loved cousins and dear friends.

The family will receive friends on October 5, 2020 at Mason Woodard Mortuary, Joplin beginning at 5:00 p.m. Memorial services will begin at 6:00 p.m. For the safety of the family and those attending services, please consider wearing a mask and follow current social distancing protocols. Memorial gifts are suggested to The Joplin Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 6:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Nancy Brewer

Posted at 01:52am
I was so saddened to hear of Lance's death. I look back to 1971 and our boys were just a day apart. How we used to get together to play cards (I think that was all we had to do or could afford back then) and put the boys in their high chairs while we played cards, sitting there in between hands feeding them fruit and cereal, giving them bottles and Gerber biscuits to keep them pacified. Everything was so long ago and seems so far away. We're supposed to out live our children. I'm so sorry you have lost both your boys. My heart ♥ goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you ever would like to talk, I'd like to visit. My phone number is 417-621-8461.
Christian love, Nancy (Wallace) Brewer

James Van Fleet

Posted at 12:16pm
We are sad to learn of the passing of Lance. Our thoughts are with all the family .

Karen Cameron

Posted at 03:13pm
In remembrance of the gift of your life that you gave to all who knew and loved you. May you rest in eternal peace with the Lord.
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Martha Harris

Posted at 09:19am
Sincere condolences to my cousin Becky. Having also lost a son, my heart knows the sadness and I wish comfort to you.
Martha Johnston Harris

Chuck Cates

Posted at 01:57am
My heart goes out to his family and the many friends he made throughout his short time here. A special hug and my deepest sympathy goes out to a little (used to be) blonde curly haired angel appropriately named summer. Lance loved you so much , so much so he considered you his as it should be . One day you shall be in his arms once again and when that day comes? Lance will truly be in Heaven in more ways than one. May God rest your soul until then my friend.

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