Helen Jean Perkins (1929 - 2019)

  • "I am so sorry for your loss, she was a great lady."
  • "So sorry for your lost Richard. Just found out today. God..."
    - Mac Jones

Helen Jean Perkins, 89, Cynthiana, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at her home in Harrison County.
She was born Oct. 10, 1929 in Harrison County, to the late Jessie and Hallie Harney Coy. She married Richard C. Perkins of Cynthiana on June 22, 1950. She was a gifted cook, well known for her jam cakes, was a stay at home wife, mother of seven children and had many friends. She knew God and lived a good christian life. She was a strong woman, worked outside the house as much as inside the home. She was a "farmer's wife."
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Danny Wayne Perkins, her oldest son, Steve Perkins and a grandson, Scotty Perkins.
Helen is survived by her husband Richard of 68 years; four sons, Gary (Connie) Perkins, Mike (Ruby) Perkins, Anthony (Karen) Perkins, Allen (Michelle) Perkins; a daughter, Donna (Mike) Fryman; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Perkins; and a sister, Hildreth Withers.
Helen is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Chris (Toby) Perkins, Lorie (Dan) Furnish, Amy (Michael) Furnish, Carrie (Drew) Simpson, Rick (Elisha) Perkins, Stephanie (Lucas) Wood, Crystal (Frankie) Moore, Michelle (Jerry) Hardin, Heather (Shawn) Sumpter, Alissa (Ricky) Barry, Leslie (Donnie) Jones, Gary Allen Perkins and Hannah, Molly, and Sadie Perkins. She also has three step-grandchildren, Kevin Smalling, Jonnee Lykins and Terry Rigdon.
Helen was blessed with 24 great-grandchildren, Haley Perkins, Ryan Perkins, Brett (Hillary) Perkins, Clay and Sydney Furnish, Karley, John Michael, and Ava Furnish, Amelia Simpson, Luke and Lillie Perkins, Madison and Trey Perkins, Dakota and Emma Moore, Madison Bennett, Quinten Hardin, Braxton and Colton Sumpter, Olivia and Toby Barry and Brinnle, Ellie, and Gabriel Jones; three step great-grandchildren, Makayla Cloyd, Emalee Little and Hunter Lykins; two great-great-grandchildren, Paisley Perkins and Keaton Perkins; and a special friend, Linda Atkins and a special caregiver, Sandy Smith.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with services following by the Rev. Randy Coy. Burial will be at Battle Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Rick Perkins, Chris Perkins, Gary Allen Perkins, Tim Coy, Kevin Coy, and Bill Withers.
Honorary pallbearers are Lorie Furnish, Amy Furnish, Carrie Simpson, Crystal Moore, Michelle Hardin, Heather Sumpter, Stephanie Wood, Alissa Barry, Leslie Jones, Hannah Perkins, Molly Perkins, and Sadie Perkins.
Contributions can be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
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Ware Funeral Home
846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4000
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Jan. 10, 2019
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