Helen is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Slaughter (Keith), Kokomo; daughter-in-law, Kay Yater, Monticello; and grandchildren, Mark Slaughter (Dawn), Fishers, David Slaughter (Monica), Carmel, Karen Walker (Keith), Austin, Texas, and Kathy Henke, Monticello. Great-grandchildren include Matthew Slaughter (Allison), Nashville, Tenn.; Rebecca Slaughter, Fishers; Adam and Sara Walker, Austin, Texas; Kaitlin, Luc and Elina Henke, Monticello; and Andrew James Slaughter, Carmel. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, the Rev. James Yater; brothers, Gene and Wayne Pettay; and sister, Margaret Spane.
The family would like to thank the faithful caregivers she had at Golden Living Center for several years.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Church, 2900 E. Markland Ave., with Pastor Greg Reed and the Rev. Mark Slaughter officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden, Chapel of Peace. You are invited to read Helen’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message with the family.