Helen Monforte, 83, of Spencer, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born on September 10, 1936 in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky to William Thomas and Ida (Turner) Hood.
Helen received her GED from Lebanon High School. She worked for several years as a CNA in Florida and Indianapolis. Helen was very mischievous and was always playing jokes on her family. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, dancing and fishing. Helen was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.
Helen is survived by her two children, Janet Wilder (Fred) of Tampa, FL and Edward Downs of Indianapolis, IN; four siblings, Louella Scamihorn of Poland, IN, Elizabeth Maiden (Ron) of Pittsboro, IN, Robert Hood (Beverly) of Lebanon, IN and Monroe Hood (Shirley) of Mooresville, IN; daughter-in-law, Ruth Childress; five grandchildren, Joshua Childress, Jonathon Childress (Yuri), Jenna Childress, Melissa Wilder and Jason Wilder (Danielle); two great grandchildren, Addison Wilder and Madelyn Wilder, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Billy Childress, 2nd husband Gene Downs, and her son Jack Childress.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home with Dr. Allan Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Chambersville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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