Erma Mae Argabright

(12/16/1924 - 04/13/2012)

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Erma Mae Argabright, 87, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Erma was born in Osborn, MO, on December 16, 1924, to John Freeman and Myrtle Alice (Innis) Burnett. She was 1943 graduate of Cameron High School and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She had worked private duty nursing and was owner of Eastside Nursing Home until 1975. For over ten years, she and her husband remodeled and sold homes.

She married Clyde Wayne Argabright on April 24, 1982. He passed away on August 24, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Leon Helm, granddaughter Stephanie Helm; five brothers and five sisters.

Erma is survived by her son, Gary Lynn Helm and wife Rachel, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren Stacy Safley, Michelle Helm, Brian Helm, Lindsay Helm, Kristen Helm, Judith Helm, Angie Fennell, Frank Helm, Johnney Helm and Shayne Helm; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening. The family suggests memorial contributions to Eastside Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Heaton-Bowman-Smith
& Sidenfaden Chapel

3609 Frederick Blvd.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
816-232-3355

Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel

307 S. 6th St.
Savannah, MO 64485
816-324-3355