MAY'S LICK -- Helen A. Clary, 77 of the Shannon – Slip Up community passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center.

She was born on March 5, 1940, in Peebles, Ohio, to the late Glen and Nancy Kirk Arthur.

A 1958 graduate of Maysville High School, Mrs. Clary was a talented Homemaker and devoted herself to many causes. She was always there for any project; whether it be to feed an army, lend a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, a patient ear to listen, or if necessary a stern word of encouragement. She enjoyed working in her garden and canning the fruits of her labor, she would often share her goods with those in her community.

Helen was a devout member of the Shannon United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years; she was also past president and member of the May's Lick Homemakers for over 40 years, a 40-plus year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Vice Chairperson of the Mason County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, Chairperson of the Administrative Board at Shannon United Methodist Church, and numerous other endeavors.

Of all her activities and accomplishments, none made her any prouder than her family. At home on the farm tending to the day-to-day activities, and being a steadfast matriarch to her beloved family, and numerous friends was her gift to us all. Always with a smile, her joyous, sincere personality will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-father, Henry Parker; two half-brothers, Danny and Timmy Parker; and a special aunt, Betty Linville.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William L. “Dick” Clary; her sons, Steve (Beverly) Clary and Scott (Marcy) Clary; her grandsons Jacob and Nikolas Clary, her brother Jerry (Kay) Arthur, her half-brother, Rick (Bonnie) Parker, her half-sisters, Shirley Henderson and Linda (Ray) Helton; and special aunts, Kay Roderick, Juanita Bickers, Frankie Day and Thelma Beckett; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 1 at the Shannon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bill Bentley and Rev. Paul Hammond Officiating.

Interment will follow in the Shannon Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers will be Jeff Shields, Kenny Cracraft, Keith Clary, Kevin Clary, Darin Poe, Matt Poynter, Wes Dugan and Reynolds Moreland, Honorary bearers will be Joe Beckett, Larry Phillips, Shelby Trimble, Charles Boyd, II, Bill Tolle and Ralph Cooper.

A visitation will be held from 3 – 6 p.m., on Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Shannon United Methodist Church, 4065 Kentucky 596, May's Lick, Ky. 41055.

The Palmer Funeral Home and Crematory of May's Lick is serving the family.

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