MITCHELL – Helen E. Rightley, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Bloomington Hospital.
Born September 6, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Phipps) Coots. She married Raymond C. Rightley April 17, 1937, and he preceded her in death May 23, 1996.
She attended high school in Orleans, was a homemaker, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Surviving: sons, Edward Rightley and his wife, Judith, Sellersburg
Ronald Rightley and his wife, Martha, New Albany
Dale Rightley and his wife, Chieta, Bloomington
Joseph Rightley, Sellersburg
daughter, Mary Meadows and her husband, Michael, Taylorsville
sister, Mary Alice Mann, Orleans
brother, Lester Coots, Dickinson, Texas
5 great grandchildren
Her parents; husband; brothers, Ernest, Louis, Charles, and Clarence Coots; and sister, Edith Coots preceded her in death.
Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.
A Prayer Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Edward Rightley, Ronald Rightley, Dale Rightley, Joesph Rightley, Michael Meadows, Vincent Rightley, Vaughn Rightley, Christopher Rightley, Brad Meadows, and Paul Tucker.