Helen Ethel Francis Reed, 98, of Ravenswood, WV., passed away on May 28, 2017, at Ravenswood Village Center.

She was born on December 4, 1918, in White Post, KY(Pike County), daughter of the late James H. and Mary Etta Walters Francis.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; brothers, Clint, Garrett, James, Arnold, William, Walter and Ira Francis; sisters, Cora Stepp, Louise Reed and Carol Werner.

Helen was a member of the Cedar Run United Methodist Church. She was a former member of Jackson County Homemakers, She loved quilting and was an instructor for nearly 20 years and a juried quilter for Tamarack for over 20 years. Helen also enjoyed gardening.

Helen is survived by 3 daughters, Rosemary Darnell of Ravenswood, WV; Phyllis Anne Wiggins of Parkersburg, WV and Nancy Carol Burford of Ravenswood, WV; 1 sister, Irene Coleman of Flemingsburg, KY; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:00pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Michael King officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 31, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cedar Run United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or www.facebook.com/roushfuneralhome;