Helen Cawood Cornett (93) of Lexington, KY formerly of Falmouth, KY passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Morning Point of Lexington. Helen was born in Cawood, KY on March 13, 1926 daughter of the late Chad and Nancy Skidmore Cawood.
Helen attended Concord Methodist Church. In 1942 she went to Berea College to finish high school. She then attended Berea College, Eastern Kentucky University and Union College to get a teaching degree, Master’s degree and a Rank I. She taught Home Economics for 29 years in Harlan Co.
In addition to her parents Helen is preceded in death by her husband Lilly B. Cornett, to whom she was married for 68 years, brothers Hiram, Milburn, Wilburn, Clarence and John Cawood.
Survivors include her children Diana (Tom) Platt, David (Phyllis) Cornett, Dennis (Debbie) Cornett, Dwight (Donna) Cornett, and Duane (Cathy) Cornett, grandchildren Derrick, Nathan, Jennifer, David, Stephen, Phillip, Greg, Eric, Daniel, Christopher Cornett, Josh and Mike Platt and 14 great grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 11-1pm Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Funeral Services followed at 1pm, also at the funeral home. Helen’s final resting place will be at Concord Cemetery in Falmouth, KY. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Concord Cemetery 1915 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth, KY 41040.