Helen E. ‘Grandma’ Reynolds

June 3, 1925 – July 9, 2022

 

Helen E. “Grandma” Reynolds, 97, of Brookston passed away at 8:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2022, at the White Oak Health Campus of Monticello.

She was born on Wednesday, June 3, 1925, in Monticello, to the late Forrest J. and Florence L. (Young) Redding. On May 30, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi, she married Robert “Jack” Reynolds; he passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2002.

Helen was a 1943 graduate of Monticello High School of Monticello. She was a former member of the Oak Grove Christian Church of rural Monticello (Carroll County) and was a current member of the Brookston Federated Church of Brookston.

Helen was an inactive member of Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority of Chalmers. She enjoyed cooking and baking favorite foods for her family and friends. Helen also enjoyed playing her organ, sewing for missions, and making baby covers for family members.

She, along with her late husband, Robert “Jack,” enjoyed hiking, archery, fishing, and a good game of euchre with friends. Helen collected angels and while wintering near Venice, Florida, she spent many hours on the gulf beaches collecting a large amount of pre-historic shark teeth.

Surviving are two children, Robert “Bruce” Reynolds of Brookston, and James Lowell “Jim” (wife Connie) Reynolds of Brookston; one daughter-in-law, Linda Reynolds of Sebring, Florida; six grandchildren, Lisa (husband Randy) Zarse of Chalmers, Amanda (husband Jesse) Martinez of Belfair, Washington, Tony (wife Wendi) Reynolds of Clarksville, Tennessee, Nick (wife Cathy) Reynolds of Monticello, Jerry (wife Dawn) Reynolds of Brookston, and Jackie (husband Darrain) Laflen of Brookston; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest J. and Florence J. (Young) Redding; two sons, Terry Leigh Reynolds, and Forrest Nicholas “Nick” Reynolds; and one daughter-in-law, Diann Reynolds.

Visitation was Sunday, July 24, 2022, at the Miller – Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. A Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority Memorial Service was Sunday, July 24, 2022, followed by a Celebration of Life Service with Dr. Lelan McReynolds and Pastor Dave Doles, both of the Federated Church of Brookston officiating. Burial followed at the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello.

Memorials may be given to the Monticello Camp of the Gideon’s for the purchase of Bibles or to the White County Food Pantry of Monticello. Envelopes can be mailed to the Miller – Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. U.S. 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.

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