Mary Helen Gibbs
Mary Helen Gibbs, 89, of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of Union City, TN, passed away on June 29, 2021.
Her daughter, me, Diane Gibbs of Chesterfield, MO and loving cat, Sophie, survive her. Her parents, John and Eva McCarty preceded her in death along with husband Allen, her sister Dorothy McCarty Marckini and 4 brothers, Bill McCarty, Paul McCarty, Jim McCarty and Donald McCarty.
“Miss Helen” as she was so well known by everyone spent the majority of her adult life as my mom and a childcare provider. She provided childcare to many children over the past 3+ decades and enjoyed her work immensely. Parents wanted a provider they could depend on, trust and responsibly care for their children. They found that and so much more in my mom. My mom was also a lover of all pets. She did lean more towards the cat family and that is where I inherited my cat love. I can only imagine how many cats, dogs and parakeets were waiting to greet her at the gates.
“If I had the chance to meet you for one last time I would just ask you to hug
me as tightly as you can, rest my head on your shoulders
… and cry until my tears ran dry. I miss you mom.”
Mom’s memorial service will be Thursday, July 15, 2021:
St. Louis Cremation
320 Jungermann Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
In lieu of flowers in remembrance of mom’s life, please consider a charitable donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org.
Plans for a separate memorial service in her forever hometown of Union City, TN, will be forthcoming.