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Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart (Heim)

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Helen F. Stewart, 76, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Friday, May 8, 2020, at her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1943 in Leavenworth, the daughter of Cloyd E. Heim and Mary Alice (Hund) Heim.

She graduated from Immaculata High School and attended St. Mary College.

On September 19, 1964 she married James L. Stewart in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Heim; three brothers-in-law Edmund Theis, Dale Stewart and Neal Stewart.

Helen is survived by two children, Christopher and his wife Christi, of Leavenworth, and Jason and his wife Becky, of Easton Kan.; five grandchildren, Grace Stewart, Andrew Stewart, Jacob Stewart, Cale Stewart and Hayes Stewart, all of Easton, Kan.; her sister, Alice Theis of Leavenworth; two brothers, Don (Geri Ann) Heim of Sabetha Kan., and Eugene (Rita) Heim of Leavenworth; two sisters-in-law, Carol Heim of Leavenworth and Maxine Stewart of Washington, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She went to work at Fort Leavenworth for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1962 as a clerk-stenographer. Some of her Assignments included Administrative Assistant, U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command-CONUS, Fort Leavenworth, Secretary for the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Combat Development Activity, Visitors Bureau Specialist and Conference and Scheduling Coordinator, Executive Services.
Helen assumed duties as Security Manager and Foreign Discloser Officer for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, on Aug. 20, 1995. She remained in this position until her retirement on May 1, 2009. She was the principle advisor and manager for information security in the Combined Arms Center. As the Command Foreign Discloser Officer, she coordinated discloser of information to foreign governments and international organizations.
Helen received numerous awards during her distinguished career including Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Fort Leavenworth Employee of the Year award in 1991 and the prestigious Army’s Foreign Discloser Officer of the Year for 2004.

Helen was involved with 4-H most of her life, as a member and leader. She served on the Rural Water District 5 Board of Directors for over 20 years. She loved her family with her grandchildren holding a special place in her heart. She grew up a farm girl, loving the outdoors, she looked forward to camping with family at Milford Lake every spring. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing in her younger years. She loved traveling with friends and family, going on several trips after her retirement. Helen touched many lives in both her professional and private life and will be truly missed.

Services for Helen will be private with Rev. David McEvoy, O.Carm. as celebrant. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to; NARFE- (Alzheimer’s Research), St. Joseph Church or Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation.
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I have very wonderful memories of Helen. She worked tirelessly to help me and so many others as kids growing up . She always set a great example.
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I am so sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. She was such a nice person and was always a great leader for my kids in 4-H. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers for her family.
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