Margaret "Helen" Lanham

November 26, 1941 - July 12, 2019

Margaret “Helen” Lanham, 77, of Knottsville, KY went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 12, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, play cards, and spend time with family. Helen retired after 43 years of serving the Knottsville community through the family business, Lanham’s (Doodlebug’s) Grocery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Raymond and Willie Mae Lanham, and grandson Nicholas Mills.

Helen is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles “Doodlebug” Lanham; her children Rosie (Jeff) Payne, Janet (Wayne) Mills, Charles Jr. “Charlie Boy” Lanham, Donna (Donnie) Howard, Danna (Buddy) Cook, and Brian Lanham; brothers and sisters James (Lilian) Lanham, Barbara Sue (Jody) Payne, Charsetta Lanham, Theresa Johnson, Betty Jean (Tony) Peak, and Joe Lanham. She is also survived by grandchildren: Wendy Mills, Josh (Emily) Payne, Elizabeth (Adam) O’Donoghue, Zach Mills, Ashley Lanham, Logan Howard, Will (Sophie) Howard, Max Lanham, Liza Howard, Rebekah (fiancé Josh Elder) Cook, and Jessica Cook; and great-grandchildren Nichola and Landyn Mills, Reese and Mason Payne, Will O’Donoghue, and soon-to-be baby girl, Lola Rose Howard.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Puzzle Pieces.

The funeral Mass will be 11 am Monday, July 15, 2019 at Saint William Catholic Church in Knottsville with Fr. Augusty Valomchalil. Visitation will be from 1 until 6pm with prayers at 6pm on Sunday July, 14, 2019 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and starting at 9 am on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Williams Cemetery.

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