Helen  Rolleg
Helen Lavita Rolleg, age 103, passed away on June 28th, 2019.
She was born on June 19th, 1916, in Carterville, MO. She was a homemaker, and an avid inspiration to her family and friends.
She was a die-hard baseball fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and football's Kansas City Chiefs. In 1946 she coached one season of 3rd grade boy's baseball.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Rolleg; her son, Larry Rolleg; her brother, James Gray; and her sister, Betty Ensminger.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy and husband, Gary Love, of Joplin; and daughter-in-law, Joan Rolleg, of Kansas City, MO. Grandchildren, Todd Love, of Joplin, Jyl and husband, Hank Adair, of Farmington NM, Jackie and husband, Karl Queen, of El Paso TX, Jennifer and husband, Chris Harvey, of Kansas City MO, Stephanie and husband, Rick Gregg, of Nixa MO, Chip Bowlby and wife, Christina, of Reno NV. As well as 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four nephews; and three nieces.
Private services are to be held at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published on July 10, 2019


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Sep 26, 2019
I met Helen in Sept. of 2015. The rest home told me I had to meet this special lady. None like her! They said when someone was having a bad day, they would push Helen's wheel chair close to them and in seconds they were having a good day! I had never seen a person ever that would compliment the socks off of everyone even at her age and memory. When I met her, I asked her how old she was. 92 she said. When were you born? June 19th 1916. Helen I said, You are going to be 100 next June! What year is this she said! 2015! Guess you are right, my, where has the time gone! So funny! We have laughed so hard together at NHC that my sides hurt so bad and my face ached. One day I discov...ered she loved poetry and her favorite was the one she wrote when she was in the sixth grade. It is priceless. If at all possible, I will put those words on here sometime if I can find them. It is priceless and in that poem she would actually take you back to the twenties. I have never seen anyone like Helen. Loved it the morning she gave me Judy's phone number and I called Judy immediately, in whom I had not seen in 30 years, the Blast from the Past lady with St.Johns, who gave away a corvette every year. Judy said, Mom doesn't even know my number to which I said, that's what you thought. Loved talking to Helen about Heaven and God and her mansion that is prepared for her John 14 and her eyes would just dance. Blessings on all who knew and loved Helen, plus Comfort, Peace! If we could only see her now, she is saying. This place is like none other. Heaven, don't miss it. Jesus Christ is the key. Don't miss it Helen is saying as she looks down on all of us as she looks to be 25 and o so beautiful!!!Read more
Kristen Reed
Jul 16, 2019
She always made my heart smile
Gayla Dinkins
Jul 11, 2019
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I have not seen your mother for many, many years, but I have truly loved her since I was 5 yrs old and I have thought of her often.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Gayla Dinkins
Jul 11, 2019
I am very, very sorry for your loss. I have not seen your mother in many, many years, but I truly loved her and thought of her often.
My prayers are with you and you family.
Love Gayla
Bob and Dixie Garvin
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers...