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Helen Lewis

  Helen Ann Lewis, age 76, of Rolla, passed away January 17, 2016 at the Phelps County Regional Heath Center in Rolla. Helen was born July 3, 1939 in Meta, a daughter to the late William E. and Martha D. (Williams) Barnett. Helen grew up in Maries County and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. In 1958, she married Dean Scott and they later divorced. In 1984, she married Clint Lewis. Both preceded her in death.   She was a resident of Rolla for 43 years and worked as a Home Health Aid for Phelps Regional Homecare.  She attended Ridgeview Christian Church.  Helen was a talented artist and donated numerous paintings to the Dent-Phelps R-III Schools that were used in fundraising & decorating. After retiring, she enjoyed going to The Centre with her friends and swimming.  Helen's hobbies included reading, gardening, and sewing.  More than anything, she took joy in her grandchildren & great grandchildren. She will be missed by those that knew and loved her. Through her marriage to Dean Scott, Helen is survived by one son, Steven Scott & his husband, Patrick Hardy of Pleasant Hill, California, three daughters, Tamela Simmons & her husband Pat of Bowdoinham, Maine, Rana Hudson & her husband Brad of Rolla, Nicole Curtis & her husband Tim of Rolla.   In marriage to Clint Lewis, she considered his children her own, Mary McPeak & her husband David of Rolla, Debbie Lewis-Jones of Rolla, Robert Lewis & his wife Sue of St. James, Floyd Lewis & his wife Tonya of Rolla.  Helen is survived by one sister, Shirley Eatherton and her husband Oral of Ballwin, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ida Barnett of Washington, Missouri; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces & nephews, as well as many extended family members and friends.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Helen was preceded in death by siblings, William, Elizabeth, Lorene, Marjorie, Mildred, Charles, and Lois. Memorial Services for Helen will take place at a later date.  Donations may be made to the Ozark Actors Theatre of Rolla in lieu of flowers.  

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Steven and Patrick, Please know that supportive thoughts are with you and the entire family now and in the days to come. Judging by all the wonderful, heartfelt tributes here and on facebook she surely was a very special woman. I know she will be missed, but will live on in your memories. Blessings to all...

- Jim Bopp Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

- Cindy Broyles Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM

Oh my goodness, I knew your Mom! She used to come to St. James Chritian Church senior adult functions when I was Director of the Keenagers. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

- Diane Hess Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM

Sending LOTS of Positive Energy to Family and friends! She will always be in your heart!

- Tracey Watson Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

- Katy Taylor Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM

Although living only a few miles apart, sometimes it would be months before Helen and I would run on to each other. Bur no matter whether it was two days or six months, she always had a hug and a smile for me. Her daughters, Nicole and Rana are such a great asset to the Dent-Phelps School, I know they learned their love for children from Helen.

- Shirley Hobson Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM