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Helen M. Plesa

July 13, 1921 — October 8, 2015

Helen Marie Plesa, 94, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Gower, MO. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 15 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard Ave., KC,KS, with burial following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wed. with the Rosary at 6:30 PM at Skradski Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to NorthCareHospice or to St. John the Baptist Church. Helen was born July 13, 1921, the fifth of ten children, to Michael and Anna (Calovich) Papa in Kansas City, KS., She attended St. Johns Grade School and was a graduate of Northwest High School and was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church. She worked ten years in the garment industry. Helen and her husband co-owned Plesas Barbeque at 5047 Welborn Lane in KC,KS(home of the "Original JAYHAWKER AND ROUND-UP BBQ SANDWICH"). She was a wonderful baker, specializing in Povitica and strudels and generously sharing them with friends and family for gifts all year round. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, George J. Plesa; brothers: Michael, Tom, Jim, Nicholas, Steve, and Joe Papa; and sister, Catherine Desko. She is survived by her sons: George J. Plesa, KC,MO and Mark A.(Linda) Plesa, Sun City West, AZ; brother, Matthew Papa, KC, MO and sister, Rose(Papa) Plesa, Lenexa, KS and one grandson, Christopher Plesa, Goodyear, AZ. Special thanks to the staff of Northcare Hospice Team-Nicole, Debbie, Tasha, Claudia, and Carla also, Gower Convalescent Center and their entire staff for their support and care. Condolences:

SERVICES Visitation
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:30 PM
Skradski Funeral Home 340 N 6th Street Kansas City, KS 66101-3350
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church 274 Orchid Avenue Kansas City, KS

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