URBANA - Helen Violet, 71, of Urbana, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 23, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Dewey and Ollie (Conley) Rice.
Helen retired from Ultra-Met after 30 years of service. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, gardening, and shopping on QVC. Helen loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Donald Violet, daughters, Julie (Kurt) Criner of Urbana and Karen Violet (Calvin Patterson) of Eustis, FL; son, Duane (Tracey) Wilson of Urbana; grandchildren, Jordan and Jenna Wilson, Sarah Criner, Luke Patterson; siblings, Hermalee, Garnet, Caul and Doug; numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Violet; grandson, Kyle Criner; siblings, Beecher, Willis, John, Paul, Alka and Lindsey.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Jim Lillibridge officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, PO Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com