Helen Yankey Colvin

Published 8:36 am Friday, March 17, 2017

Helen Yankey Colvin


Helen Yankey Colvin, age 93, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

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A native of Washington County, she was born on May 23, 1923, to the late Hugh and Alta Upton Yankey.

A member of the First Baptist Church in Danville and the Harmony Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star in Louisville.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Leo Colvin on November 11, 1990; and two brothers, Donnie Yankey on August 30, 2001, and Howard F. Yankey on October 19, 2003.

Survivors include, three sisters, Mary Evelyn Crain of Danville, Nellie Coulter of Willisburg and Molly Lyon (BC) of Austin, Texas; a sister-in-law, Faye Yankey of Springfield; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Tim Mathis, officiating.

Burial will be on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday evening.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Smith, Nicholas Hundley, Derrick Hundley, Donnie Yankey, Paul Coulter and Mark Spalding.