Funeral services for Helen Delene Crady, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Terry Jacobsen officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Crady died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living.
She was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Lecompton, the daughter of Herman and Rebecca Banks. She grew up on a farm near Lecompton. Helen worked for Kansas Power and Light for many years. After retiring, she spent many enjoyable hours planting flowers and tending to her yard. She and her husband had the most beautiful yard on the block. She was a member of Indian Hills Church of God and its choir from 1980 until her health declined.
She married Harold L. Crady in 1943. He preceded her in death. Survivors include her four children, Joyce Curry and husband Scott, Hal Crady and wife Debby, Janet Crady, and Ron Crady and wife Lydia; a brother, James Banks; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 pm to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 to 7 pm. Memorials are suggested to The Gideons, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214-0800.
Special thanks to the staff of Pioneer Ridge for ten years of kindness and loving care, and to Grace Hospice for their compassion and care.