Helen Frances Carmichael

1930 ~ 2020 (age 90)


Helen Frances Carmichael, 90, of Hartford City passed away peacefully, Friday morning, May 1, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hartford City. She was born January 3, 1930 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia to Clarence and Mary Ayles. She graduated from high school in Middlesboro, KY and married Bob Gene Carmichael on September 20, 1957 in Hartford City. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Mary, her husband Bob, June 12, 2017, her son Bernard W. (Stoppie) Stopinski, Jr., May 2, 1968, her daughter, Victoria, April 12, 1958; her brothers, Hoyt and Tilmond Ayles and step-father, John Premer.

 She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Carmichael) Lennon, married to Phillip Lennon, both of Niceville, Florida, two grandsons, Dustin and Nikolas Lennon, a granddaughter, Dawn (Lennon) Fike, two great grandsons, Kristofer and Kyle Lennon, and one great granddaughter, Kayley Fike. Helen is also survived by her sister Peggy Wayne McKee, of Hartford City and several nieces and nephews.

 Helen was a long-time resident of Hartford City working at Montgomery Ward, JC Penney, Lord’s Dress Shop and eventually retired from Marsh Supermarkets after 24 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years serving as a choir member, Deacon and an Elder. She had also been a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 159 Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary Past President’s Club, all of Hartford City.

 Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th, at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.

 A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th, at Jefferson Cemetery, Upland. Burial will follow at the conclusion of the service.

 Due to travel restrictions endured by Helen’s family and today’s challenging times, expressions of sympathy are encouraged in the form of fresh/cut floral arrangements, helping local florists during these times. Helen also had a passion for flowers during her life and is also why her family is requesting floral tributes.

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May 6, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church (Washington St. Hartford City)

Graveside Service
May 6, 2020

1:30 PM
Jefferson Cemetery, Upland

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