Helen Teaford

helen teaford
Helen Smith Teaford, 96, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away August 8, 2018.  She was born in Parkers Lake, KY on August 10, 1921 to Sidney and Pearl Smith.  Helen graduated from Danville High School in Danville, KY in 1938. She attended Centre College in Danville, KY and graduated from The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, OH in 1944.  She served in the Army Nurse Corps as Second Lieutenant in World War II where she received the Victory Medal.  She married Lloyd Teaford and moved to Garden City, GA where she worked as a registered nurse until they opened a hardware store, Wentworth Sales Co., and started a family.  She was married to Lloyd for 57 years until he died in 2004. Helen is survived by her son Dr. Michael Teaford (Robert Benites) of Asheville, NC, daughters Dr. Patricia Teaford of Scottsdale, AZ and Jennie Starkel (Gregory Starkel) of St. Joseph, MO, granddaughters Dr. Rebecca Starkel Weninger (Brandon Weninger) of Chicago, IL, and Kimberly Starkel of Kansas City, MO, sisters Norma Buchanan of Danville, KY and Mimi Gordon of Danville, KY, brother Roger Smith (Francine Smith) of Hilton Head, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 1100 AM to 100 PM at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, KY.  Burial service will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY at 1:30 p.m.  Remembrances may be made in memory of Helen Teaford to Westminster Village Foundation at www.wmvaz.com or by check to Westminster Village Foundation at 12000 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Visitation:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018  at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, KY Burial service:  1:30 p.m at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY

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  1. Michael, Pat and Jenny, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. We have such good memories of your family. Even after all this time of Ms. Teaford being in Arizona, we still think of your home as the Teaford home. A good neighbor and good friend. Hope all of you are doing well. God Bless you and may He comfort you at this time. Roy, Mildred, Sharon, Wanda, & Mike

  2. Jennie, Pat and Michael, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Mother. I have such fond memories of being in your home in Garden City and the kind ways of Mrs. Teaford. I can still hear her voice and see her smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie Smith Traywick

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