Helen Opal Whitlow

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Helen Opal Whitlow

April 11, 1930 - October 25, 2018

Helen Opal Whitlow Helen Opal Whitlow, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
She was born April 11, 1930 to Kenneth and Pauline Thomas. She grew up working on the family dairy farm helping milk the cows and working in the tobacco patch. She graduated from Hiseville High School in 1948 and worked at Lerman Bros. Department Store on the square. She met the man of her dreams, Luther Douglas Whitlow, in March of 1952 and was married later that same year on Oct. 12. Helen enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. Later, she became the school secretary at Eastern Elementary School and enjoyed that career from 1968 to 1989.
Helen was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class since 1961.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Pauline Thomas; her brother, Wallace Edwin Thomas; and her son, Thomas Douglas Whitlow.
Helen is survived by her husband of 66 years, Luther Douglas Whitlow; one daughter, Diane Elaine Whitlow Houk (Gary), of Glasgow; one grandson, Brian Thomas Whitlow (Ellen) of Granby, Connecticut; two great-granddaughters, Amelia Louise Whitlow and Vivian Lucinda Whitlow; one sister-in-law, Kate Radford Thomas, of Brandenburg, Kentucky; one niece, Debbie Caswell (Steve), of Upton, Kentucky; one nephew, David Thomas (Karen), of Lexington, Kentucky; two great-nieces, Katie Caswell and Mary Esther Thomas; and two great-nephews, Luke Thomas and John Paul Thomas.
Helen is also survived by her cousins whom she loved dearly, Gayle Steenbergen (Bobby), Harold Rigsby (Trish), Rita Woodson (George), Pat O'Connor, Jerry Thomas (Pam) and Richard Thomas.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Alzheimer's Research.
Published on October 25, 2018
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Saturday October 27, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home

801 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY, USA

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Saturday October 27, 2018

3:00 PM

Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home

801 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY, USA

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Patricia Brown Bush
Nov 01, 2018
Helen was such a special lady, I’ve known her since I was a little girl. She and Doug were friends with my parents, Kenneth and Joyce Brown.

I was visiting my Mom in SC and did not know about Helen’s passing until Tuesday, Oct. 30 or I would have paid my respects and attended her funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family😥
Robert and Brenda Carver
Oct 25, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss. She was a great lady an we will never forget all the good times we had together. Your family is in our prayers.