Helen Ann Vitt died April 25, 2009

Helen A. Vitt, 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Helen was born on December 14, 1927 in Kansas City & was a lifelong area resident. She was an industrial nurse for Lake City, retiring in 1986 & a member of the MO State Board of Nursing. She was a longtime member of Nativity of Mary Church & its Altar Society. She enjoyed bridge & bingo & was much loved by her family & many, many friends.

Helen is survived by her husband of 54 years Bernard “Bud” Vitt of the home; daughter Mary E. (Ed) Witthar; 6 grandchildren, Chris Barchak, Jenny (Scott) Kingdon, Andrew (Amy) Barchak, Michelle (Rick) Billinger), Michael Witthar & Matt Barchak; & 2 great grandchildren, Erica & Gabe Kingdon. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Frances (Vitt) Barchak, her son, Bernard “Bud” Vitt Jr., & her great grandson, Zackery Weiland.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday, April 28, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 10017 E. 36th Terr., Independence, MO, with rosary at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 29 at the church with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Nativity of Mary Church or Little Sisters of the Poor. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 816 353-6555.