She was the oldest of nine children, born Nov. 27, 1919 to Roy Harden and Katherine Spurgeon Harden. Helen married Wallace "Sug" Allender on Aug. 15, 1940.
She was the wife of an evangelistic minister, a homemaker, and care-giver all her life, touching and caring for a multitude of people. She was a loving person who never had an unkind word and made you feel better just by listening.
A deeply religious person with heart-felt ties to many churches, she and Sug started many churches including Belmont Chapel in Belmont, Ind.
Helen was currently a member of the Creekside House of Prayer Church in Cloverdale.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, infant daughter Phyllis, infant son David, son Ronald Allender, grandson Kyle Allender, brother Harold Harden and sisters Ivy Brown, Dorothy Brown and Kathy Cunningham.
She is survived by a son, Mike Allender and wife Elizabeth of Brazil; two brothers, Bob Harden and wife Paulette of Columbus and Jim Harden of Nashville; two sisters, Maxine Snyder of Columbus and Connie Bridenburg of Bean Blossom; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She will be missed daily by many and all.
Services will be held in Brazil and Cloverdale. Visitation is on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at French Funeral Home in Brazil. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Creekside House of Prayer in Cloverdale with visitation from noon to 1 p.m. and services beginning at 1 p.m. Burial services will follow at the Clearview Cemetery in Brazil.
Those who knew her knew of her love for flowers. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the funeral home for a memorial garden in her honor. Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.