Helen Ramsdell - 1923-2009
Helen Ramsdell, 86, of Catlettsburg, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, May 18, 2009, at the home of her daughter with her loving family by her side.
She was the oldest living resident of Laurel Creek and was often called "the mayor."
Mrs. Ramsdell was born May 11, 1923, in Boyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Roy and Lena Lucy Twinam.
In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ramsdell; a son-in-law, Ralph Arrington Jr.; and a brother, William Twinam.
She was a devoted homemaker and a member of England Hill Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Keith (Karen) Ramsdell of Catlettsburg; two daughters, Barbara (Herb) Clevenger of Rush, Ky., and Anita Arrington of Catlettsburg; a sister, Cathleen Wellman of Catlettsburg; grandchildren John Carey, Erin Ramsdell, Shannon McGlone, Brian Ramsdell and the late Jason Arrington; great-grandchildren Jordan Followay, Braiden Trace Corey and Bryce Brian Ramsdell; nieces Billie Caldwell and Pam Ramsdell; nephews Ricky Wellman and Billy Ramsdell; and her best friend, Ruby Hensley of Catlettsburg.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, at England Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, May 20, 2009, at the church.
Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.