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Mary Ann Helbig

In Loving Memory

Helbig, Mary Ann (nee Epstein)

July 21, 1934 - February 16, 2024

Mary Ann Helbig, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed peacefully into Heaven on February 16, 2024. She is survived by her 5 children: Julie (Scott) Zipfel; Mike; Mary (Drew) Nardi; Joe (Gina); and Bob (Melissa) and 10 grandchildren: Brenden, Connor, Emily, Mackenzie, Chad, Matthew, Julia, Bradley, Maya, and Faith.

Mary Ann was born on July 21, 1934 in St. Louis. During high school, she excelled on the debate team and in singing and acting.  After graduation from Notre Dame High School in 1952, Mary Ann took correspondence courses to learn shorthand so she could enter the workforce as a secretary.

She married Robert Helbig in November of 1963, and they were able to start a family right away. As her children grew, she was a staunch advocate for their welfare. She loved her children deeply and spent quality time with them whenever possible. Eventually her children married and she became a grandmother, a role that she embraced with joy.  Mary Ann’s passion for singing continued throughout her life. Her many family members all enjoyed hearing her sing Happy Birthday every year.

Mary Ann had a heart of gold, and never knew a stranger. She was a firm believer in giving to others, and she taught her children to do the same. We will all miss her and keep her in our hearts forever.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to JDRF using the link below.

JDRF Foundation

SERVICES: Memorial visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL (10151 Gravois Rd 63123) on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

Memorial Mass will be held at St. Simon The Apostle Catholic Church (11011 Mueller Rd 63123) on Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00 AM.


5 thoughts on “Helbig, Mary Ann (nee Epstein)”

  1. Mary Ann lit up the room when she smiled. She had abundant joy and always shared it with whomever was around. Proud mama and loyal friend. She will be missed by myself and my family. We were blessed to have Mary Ann in our lives.
    Thank you Mary and Drew Nardi for including us- we send strength and love during this difficult time. Love, Kelly and John Westcott, Andrew and Megan Westcott, Benjamin and Hillary Westcott, JT Westcott. Rest in Peace, Mary Ann

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Peace to you all.


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