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March 5, 1940 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 77)

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MAY’S LICK Helen A. Clary, 77 of the Shannon – Slip Up community passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center.  She was born on March 5, 1940 in Peebles, Ohio to the late Glen & 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 & 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 & Scott (Marcy) Clary, her grandsons Jacob & Nikolas Clary, her brother Jerry (Kay) Arthur, her half-brother, Rick (Bonnie) Parker, her half-sisters Shirley Henderson & Linda (Ray) Helton, and special aunts, Kay Roderick, Juanita Bickers, Frankie Day, Thelma Beckett, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM on Monday, January 1 at the Shannon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bill Bentley & Rev. Paul Hammond Officiating.  Interment will follow in the Shannon Cemetery. Serving as Casket Bearers 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 pm on Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Shannon United Methodist Church , 4065 KY 596, May’s Lick, KY 41055.  The Palmer Funeral Home & Crematory of May’s Lick is serving the family.  Online condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net

 Service Information

December 31, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shannon United Methodist Church
U.S. 62
May's Lick, Kentucky 41055

Funeral Service
January 1, 2018

11:00 AM
Shannon United Methodist Church
U.S. 62
May's Lick, Kentucky 41055

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