Helen married Wallace (Sug) Allender on Aug. 15, 1940. She was the wife of an evangelistic minister, a homemaker and a caregiver all her life, touching and caring for a multitude of people.
She was a loving person who never had an unkind word and made you feel better just by listening.
A deeply religious person with heart-felt ties to many churches, she and Sug started many churches including Belmont Chapel in Belmont, Ind. Helen was currently a member of the Creekside House of Prayer Church in Cloverdale, Ind.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter Phyllis, an infant son David, her son Ronald Allender, grandson Kyle Allender, brother Harold Harden, and sisters Ivy Brown, Dorothy Brown and Kathy Cunningham.
She is survived by a son Mike Allender and wife Elizabeth, Brazil, two brothers Bob Harden and wife Paulette, Columbus, Jim Harden, Nashville, two sisters Maxine Snyder, Columbus, and Connie Bridenburg, Bean Blossom, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be missed daily by many and all. Services will take place in Brazil and Cloverdale.
Viewing is on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 4-8 p.m., at French Funeral Home in Brazil. Funeral services will take place on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Creekside House of Prayer in Cloverdale with viewing from 12-1 p.m., and services beginning at 1 p.m.
Burial services will follow at the Clearview Cemetery in Brazil.
Those who knew her knew of her love for flowers. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the funeral home for a memorial garden in her honor. Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.