Helen W. Kean, 88, of Louisa, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born May 5, 1920 in Louisa to Jack Waddy and Imogene Thurston Waddy.
Helen was a member of Louisa Presbyterian Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an essential part of the family’s farming operation, and an excellent tractor driver.
Helen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Franklin D. Kean, her son, James F. Kean and his wife Kate, her brother, John W. Waddy and his wife Jesse, all of Louisa, her sister, Evelyn W. Gray of Louisa, a sister-in-law, Marjorie P. Waddy of Louisa, her two grandsons, Brian and John Kean of Louisa, numerous nieces and nephews, and Dr. Melinda McCall whom she loved as a granddaughter.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Edward Waddy.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Woodward Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2008 in the Woodward Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Todd McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia 23058-5216