Helen Nethery Cade, of Russell Springs, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at her home. She was 97 years of age.
Helen was born on June 20, 1923, in Spencer County, Kentucky, second eldest of seven children, born to the late Chalmers and Elizabeth Stodghill Nethery.
Helen moved to Louisville at the age of thirteen. It was there, that she met Leon Cade, whom she married on January 20, 1940. Together, they shared fifty-eight years of wedded bliss. During that time, Helen and Leon moved back to Russell County in 1964 and founded the Avalon Restaurant and Motel and the Exon Service Station, which they operated until 1979. They also operated the Russell County Airport for five years. Helen worked for the Lake Cumberland Community Services Organization as head cook and kitchen manager for over twenty-five years. She retired on February 29, 2002, but after a few years, she began employment with the Experience Works Program. After eight years, she retired again at the age of 90.
Helen is survived by a son, Larry (and Judy) Cade, of Russell Springs; one brother, Roger (and Gloria) Nethery, of Bloomfield, Kentucky; one sister, Geneva Lees, of Louisville; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her dear husband, Leon Cade, who passed from this life on March 14, 1998; an infant daughter, Mary Leona Cade; son, Richard Leon Cade; two sisters, Betty Jean Nethery and Doris Johnson; and two brothers, Wendell Nethery and Kennard Nethery.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Russell Springs First Baptist Church, with Bro. Ryan Coffey and Bro. Jeff Griffin officiating. Helen will be laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park, in Louisville.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, May 23,2021, at Russell Springs First Baptist Church.
Helen’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook and tribute video is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
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