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Helen L. Hamblen, 89, Columbus

Helen L. Hamblen, 89, Columbus, went to be with the Lord and to rejoin her beloved husband at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born in Tell City Oct. 1, 1923, Mrs. Hamblen was daughter of John and Leona Reed Marshall. She married Plessie T. Hamblen Nov. 28, 1942. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1997. Together they built a Christian home in which to raise their children. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Union Church.

She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Jane) Hamblen of North Vernon, Tom (Betty) Hamblen of Waterford, Mich., and Janice (Lloyd) Bruner of Columbus; sisters, Pauline Hamblen and Hazel Setser, both of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hamblen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Dennis and John Marshall; a sister, Linda Jessee; and a granddaughter, Sandra Kay Rhodes.

The funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Pastor Kevin Metz officiating. Family and friends called Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday before the service. Burial took place at Mount Zion Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Union Church, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Mount Zion Cemetery Association.

Online condolences can be sent to Mrs. Hamblen's family and a video tribute viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West