Helen Marie Jabben
May 21, 1931  -  September 23, 2018

Helen Marie Jabben

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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1-7, family 5-7pm
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Zion Lutheran Church
S. 10th & Magnolia
Independence, KS  67301
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2:00pm
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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Zion Lutheran School
301 South 11th
Independence, KS  67301

Zion Lutheran Church
219 South 10th
INDEPENDENCE, KS  67301

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Helen Marie Jabben, Independence, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Lutheran section of Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 25th from 1:00pm-7:00pm, with family greeting friends 5:00-7:00pm at Potts Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran School, the Zion Lutheran Church and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org).
Helen Marie Jabben was born on May 21, 1931 in Neodesha Kansas. She was the daughter of Frank and Lucy Harvey. Born and raised in Neodesha, Helen gradated with the class of 1949. She later attended Wichita Business College, graduating in 1951. She worked as a secretary for Sinclair for 3 years.
On April 4, 1954 Helen married the love of her life, Elvin Jabben. They made their home in Neodesha, traveled around to a few places before making it back to settle in Independence Kansas.
Helen enjoyed cross stitching and baking. Her true passion was spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Pamela and husband Tracy Passauer, son Brian Jabben, granddaughter Amanda and Matt Hoover, sister Barbara and husband Judson Jones, and great-grandchildren: Ethan and Sadie Hoover.
Preceding Helen in death were her parents, husband and 2 sons: Robert and Allen Jabben.

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  1. Blendina Miller and Hank Modich
    Independence, KS

    Love and prayers, May she rest in peace.

  2. Ruth Ann Pittman Falls
    Olathe, KS

    I remember Helen as a warm person with a beautiful smile. I loved spending the night at Pam's because breakfast was always so yummy. She will be missed on earth by so many, but her friends and family in Heaven are there to welcome her home. Prayers go out to her family for comfort and that all their beautiful memories of this very special lady stay vivid forever.

  3. Ruth Ann Pittman Falls
    Olathe, KS

    I remember Helen as a warm person with a beautiful smile. I loved spending the night at Pam's because breakfast was always so yummy. She will be missed on earth by so many, but her friends and family in Heaven are there to welcome her home. Prayers go out to her family for comfort and that all their beautiful memories of this very special lady stay vivid forever.

  4. Mrs. Brian Blackmore (Jessica)
    Independence, KS

    My condolences to all of You, She was a lovely and sweet woman..All of My Love.

  5. Lisa Hinkle
    Cherryvale, KS

    My sincerest sympathy to the whole family. I have known you beginning 37+ years ago when Elvin hired me as a clerk in Purchasing. Over the years our paths have crossed and I haven't met a Jabben I didn't like...including dear Helen. She was always so sweet when I'd see her out...and I treasure the needlepoint included with Elvin's gift to me one Christmas when I was his secretary. Allen was a fun to know and work with. (Go Chiefs!) And Brian reminds me so much of Elvin..... My heart is with you as you find a new normal. ♥

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