Helen Marie Jaegers, 85, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Adams Street Place surrounded by her family. She was born November 13, 1926, in Meta, the daughter of late George Anton and Louise (Porting) Wankum. She was united in marriage on December 27, 1945, in Meta, to Leonard Peter Jaegers, who preceded her in death on November 2, 2010. Helen was a buyer and assistant manager for Jaegers Shoe and Apparel from 1959-1985. She retired in the Fall of 1985. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality. She was an auxiliary member of the Argyle VFW and member of DAV in Jefferson City where she was past commander of the DAV. Helen was a VAVS representative for DAV Auxiliary, volunteered at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, and volunteered for the Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. In 1989-1990, Helen was honored as "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year" for the VFW Auxiliary in the state of Missouri. She was a member Oblate of the Benedictine community in Columbia. She was also a member of the Blue Army in Meta, Auxiliary member of the St. Jude Council of Knights of Columbus of Mary's Home. Helen was devoted to her family and enjoyed being with her siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and any relative she came in contact with. Survivors include: seven children, Robert (Helen) Jaegers; James (Betty) Jaegers; Charles (Sara) Jaegers; Joseph (Linda) Jaegers; Nancy (Tom) Suthoff; Diane (Mark) Boeckman, all of Jefferson City; Mary Jane Weigelt, Spokane, Wash.; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Wilbert (Rosalyn) Wankum, Meta; Roman (LaVon) Wankum, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Alice Baumhoer, Jefferson City; Elmer (Catherine) Wankum, Jefferson City; and Ronnie (Helen) Wankum, Jefferson City. She was also preceded in death by two infant grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Wankum and Bernadine Rehagen; and a brother, Arthur Wankum. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox, celebrant, and the Rev. Patrick Adejoh concelebrating. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service and Rosary at 2 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.