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Helen J. YorkPassing: January 10, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 13th @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 13th @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, January 13th

MITCHELL – Helen J. “Honey-Poo” York, 97, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 25, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Freeman) Smith.  She married Marvin Byrns York September 24, 1942, and he preceded her in death June 6, 2013.

Helen retired from the Lawrence County Veteran Affairs office.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Janet York of Mitchell
Carabeth (Ed) Grubb of Mitchell
Ashlea Jackson of Mitchell
great grandchildren,
Taylor (Justin) Baker and Caeden Jackson
great-great granddaughter, Coda Jackson

Her parents; son, M. Keith York; great-great granddaughter, Madison Baker; and sister, Violet McMahan,  preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Roy and Jean Tarr | Bedford indiana
    Date: January 12, 2021
    So sorry to lose my friend, Helen. We were friends from the time I went to work in the Highway office in 1956! It was a good time. Our sympathy to Carabeth, Ed, Ashley and the rest of her family.
  2. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: January 12, 2021
    Hated to hear this. I so enjoyed working with Helen and Marvin when we were putting Hel-Mar together. Great memories.
  3. Guest: Misty Hawkins | Indiana
    Date: January 12, 2021
    I am very sorry for your loss. Keeping each of you in my prayers.
  4. Guest: Jan Grissom | Lafayette Louisiana
    Date: January 11, 2021
    So sad to hear of Helen’s passing. She hired me for my first job other than babysitting. I worked at the souvenir stand at Spring Mill. She was so funny and my family loved her dearly. I went to visit her a few times when I came back to Mitchell. We talked like it was yesterday. She will be missed. Prayers to her family.
  5. Guest: David &Lisa Alford | Jacksonville, Fl
    Date: January 11, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our last visit with her. She was a wonderful lady.
  6. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: January 10, 2021
    I always enjoyed visiting with Helen. She was a witty lady who liked to laugh. We shared a love of dogs. Prayers for the family.