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Helen Marie Van

October 12, 1968 — June 23, 2021

Helen Marie Van of Garden City, Missouri was born October 12, 1968 in Santa Ana, California the daughter of Thomas Richard and Georgiana (Pickens) Johnson. She departed this life on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at her home at the age of 52 years, 8 months and 11 days.

On March 5, 1998, Helen was united in marriage to David Alvin Van in Garden City, Missouri.

Helen was the head manager for Burger King in Belton, Missouri for 10 years and earlier had owned and operated the Casa De Amigos Restaurant in Garden City, Missouri. She had a very strong faith and attended the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri and would help anyone she could. Helen enjoyed helping out at the homeless shelter in Kansas City, Missouri and watching Criminal Minds.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Helen is survived by her husband, David Van and son Brandon Van both of the home; a daughter, Breanna Van, Harrisonville, Missouri; a granddaughter, Amari Lynn; her father and step-mother, Thomas "Tom" Richard and Wendy L. Johnson, Garden City, Missouri; a brother, Thomas George Johnson, Bolivar, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.


Cremation. A Celebration Of Life Potluck will be held 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Garden City Community Center, Garden City, Missouri.

They are asking if you attend, please bring a side dish for everyone to enjoy.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
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