Helen Marjorie Capps, 94, of Finchville, KY, went to be with the Lord on Monday March 13th 2023 at the Redbanks Skilled Nursing Center in Henderson. She was born September 4, 1928 in Sacramento, KY to the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Igleheart Morehead. She was a loving mother of three children and married to the Rev. Wallace Capps for 62 years until he passed away on October 16, 2008. Also preceding her in death in infancy was a daughter, Helen Lavon Capps in 1947, along with three brothers.
She enjoyed a career in Cosmetology and as a beautician that came along with the interesting conversations and a lifetime of friends. Helen loved spending time with her family. Many summers were spent gathering at Wallace and Helen’s house on Barkley Lake. She was also a great cook who made the best cornbread dressing, pecan pie, and Martha Washington candy. She bowled in leagues for many years with a 140 average. She loved fishing with family and friends, but if there were no human companions she would take her lab BJ.
She served in many roles over the years in various churches supporting her husband. In recent years she was a loyal member of First Baptist Church in Shelbyville Ky. She made several friends over the years at First Baptist including her Ladies Luncheon group that had lunch together once a month.
Helen is survived by three children, Rhonda Hawkins and husband Bobby of Philpot, Wesley Capps and wife Jean of Savannah, Georgia and Sheldon Capps and wife Amy of Finchville; seven grandchildren, Dawn Capps Spencer of Evansville, Indiana, Brian Hickey of Owensboro, Heather Hickey of Whitesville, Jonathan Capps of Savannah, Benjamin Capps of Lexington, Braden Capps and Bailey Capps, both of Finchville. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two sisters, Daisy Rickard and Mildred Beck, both of Evansville, Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephews in the Owensboro area.
Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday, March 16, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Shavers Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Muhlenburg County. Visitation will be from 3 PM until 8 PM Wednesday and from 9 AM until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redbanks Hospice Unit, c/o Redbanks Skilled Nursing Center, 851 Kimsey Lane, Henderson, KY 42420. Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.