Helen Louise Waddell

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Helen Louise Waddell, 90, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her home in Franklinton.

Born Jan. 8, 1923, Helen was a native of Kansas but retired to this area nearly 30 years ago. She attended the Wichita Business School and throughout her life she enjoyed reading. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she was a member of the Merry Hearts. She was involved with the Order of the Eastern Star and Waverly Club and was a proud member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. A musical person, Helen played the piano and often sang, but she also enjoyed dancing with her loving husband. She was forever a caring wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Keith Waddell of Franklinton; one daughter, Kay Waddell of Mandeville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Jan Waddell, Gregg and Laurie Waddell and Douglas and Melanie Waddell, all of Mandeville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Stanley Counts of San Diego; and a brother, Robert Heft of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Her parents, Waldo Arthur Heft and Jessie Ruth Weathers Heft, and a brother, Jack Heft, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 24 at Crain Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., when the Rev. Paul Watts and the Rev. Dale Parker will officiate the funeral service in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.