Goldie Lucille Calahan (nee Helms) of Cuba, Missouri, previously of Steelville, Missouri, was born on Tuesday, March 24, 1931 in Gasconade, Missouri to John David and Alma Elizabeth (Anderson) Helms and passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Goldie grew up in Gasconade, Missouri and as a child picked grapes for Welchs.
She married Madison “Guy” Calahan on November 15, 1948.
She was a homemaker until her husband, Guy, passed away in 1977 and then had to work to provide for her family. She worked at Sullivan Shoe Factory and then as a custodian at Steelville Schools until she retired.
Goldie loved to go to church and was a member of ACTS Church in Steelville, Missouri. She enjoyed baking and cooking. She liked to watch birds, loved flowers and also watching Hallmark Christmas movies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Helms; parents-in-law, Madison “Jack” and Maude Calahan; husband, Madison Guy Calahan; daughter, Brenda Brown; brothers, Harold Helms, John Helms (first wife Goldie) (second wife Jenny) and Vernon Helms; sister, Bonnie (Arthur) Hines; brother-in-law, Bud Calahan; sister-in-law, Ethel (Turtle) Crawley; and great grandsons, Zackery Brown and Jordan Calahan.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Martha “Shelly”) Calahan, Dennis (Stephanie) Calahan and Tim Calahan, all of Steelville, Missouri and Connie (Dan) Bell of Cherryville, Missouri; son-in-law, Ed Brown of Belleville, Illinois; special sister, Bonnie (Matt) Blake of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda Helms of Steelville, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the ACTS Church in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral was held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mark Godbey officiating. Funeral service was livestreamed on Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville’s Facebook Page beginning at 1:50 p.m.
Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Aaron Godbey, Blake Kestler, Joseph Setzer, Scott Calahan, James Setzer and Michael Brown.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.