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Obituary: Helen L. Hamblen, Columbus

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

Born in Tell City October 1, 1923, Mrs. Hamblen was the daughter of John and Leona Reed Marshall. She married Plessie T. Hamblen November 28, 1942. He preceded her in death August 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, Michigan, 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 will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Pastor Kevin Metz officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery in Brown County.

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

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Hamblen's family and a video tribute may be viewed at

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