In Loving Memory

Helen M. Moonier

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May 15th, 1922 - April 9th, 2018


Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church,
Ste. Genevieve Missouri


Helen Marilyn (Fallert) Moonier, age 95, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away in her room the Kansas City Hospice House on April 09, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri on May 15, 1922 to Herbert and Birdie (Straughan) Fallert. She graduated from Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve; Miss Hickey Secretarial School in St. Louis, MO and attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, MO for 2 years.

Helen was united in marriage at the Ste. Genevieve Catholic Parish to Jerome Floyd “Jerry” Moonier on April 19, 1947 in Ste. Genevieve. They were happily married for 65 years before Jerry passed away on December 24, 2012 in Kansas City, MO.

Jerry and Helen lived in Perryville, MO after they were married and moved to the St. Louis area where they raised their children. In 1974, Jerry retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and they moved to Sarasota, Florida and lived there until they moved to Overland Park in 2007. Helen remained very busy raising their four children and was very involved in their kids’ schools and other activities. She was a brownie leader & a long-serving PTA member and coached both volleyball and softball. She was an excellent seamstress and made most of their daughters’ clothes. When she and Jerry moved to Sarasota, Helen became an avid golfer and had several hole-in-ones at the Gulf Gate Golf Club where they lived. In addition to golf, she enjoyed walking in the neighborhood, entertaining, swimming at the Siesta Key Beach and playing cards at the Club with her many friends. After they moved to the Atriums Senior Living Community in Overland Park she was very involved in swimming, exercise classes, cards, painting and other arts & crafts. She was very social, usually surrounded by her many friends who shared her passions for cards, exercise and socializing.

Helen is survived by her daughters Jane Hudson (and her husband Chuck) of St. Louis, MO; Judi Roling (and her husband Steve) of Kansas City, MO; Joyce Niewendorp (and her husband Clark) of Tualatin, OR; and son Jim Moonier (and his wife Lisa) of Kailua, HI. She is also survived by her grandchildren Stephanie LaFaver (and her husband Jeremy) of Kansas City, MO.; Brian Hudson (and his wife Jennifer) of Sterling, VA; Jennifer Wildman (and her husband Mike) of Staten Island, NY; Susan Hope Roling Menifee (and her husband Charles) of Kansas City, MO; Eric Niewendorp (and his wife Heidi) of Newbery, OR; Jesse Moonier (of Kailua, HI who is currently attending Stanford University); and Max Moonier of Kailua, HI. She is survived by her great grandchildren Ryan Niewendorp, Martin Wildman, Caroline LaFaver, Carter Hudson, Juliette Wildman, Isabelle LaFaver, Luci Menifee, Eli Menifee, Vanshay Purnell, Katina Magnusson. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sally Moonier, along with many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerry, and sister, Bette Fallert Donze and Bette’s husband, Bates Donze and her nephew Donald Donze; her sister-in-law & brother-in-law Rita and Bill Sutterer; her brother-in-law Joe Moonier; her brother-in-law Zeno Moonier; and her sister-in-law Sister Mary Genevieve Moonier. Helen is buried at the Valle Springs Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve next to her husband.

Helen’s family wishes to thank Lucille Tutera and the dedicated staff of the Atriums Senior Living Community, Fr. Jerry Waris and the outstanding staff of Kansas City Hospice House for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Journey to New Life, 3120 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64109 AND /OR Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road Kansas City, MO 64145

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