Helen Purcell Bumgardner, age 83, was born on October 21, 1933 at Plato, Ky to the late Leonard and Beulah Randolph Purcell and passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehab.

Helen is survived by one brother, Wilford Purcell and his wife Edith of Somerset, KY., a sister-in-law, Jeanetta Purcell of Somerset, KY., one son, Dennis Bumgardner and his wife Brenda of Somerset, KY., four daughters, Jo and her husband Jimmy Salmon of Longview, Tx., Jennifer and her husband Ed Hall of Bronston, KY., Regina and her husband Jack Bell of Monticello, KY., and LaChelle and her husband Marty Hranicky of Somerset, KY.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Barry (Jody) Phelps, Carla (Craig) Wells, Toni (Matt) Morrow, Julie Bumgardner (J.T.), Chris (Julie) Heath, Leah Heath (Tod), Renee Bell (Garren), Andrew Hranicky and Holly (Josh) Hawk, and ten great-grandchildren, Riley and Camryn Wells, Conner Phelps, Hunter and Heidi Morrow, Taylor, Savannah and Griffin Heath, Rylan Bertram and Rosalyn Dodson.

In addition to her parents she also was preceded in death by her husband, Leman Bumgardner, whom she married on October 28, 1951 and he departed this life on February 22, 1974, one brother, Royce Purcell and one great-grandson, Hayden Heath who died in infancy.

Helen was a lifelong member of Sunnyside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, led the Baptist Women’s Group and worked in Bible School as long as her health permitted.  She was a seamstress and enjoyed doing cross-stitch and embroidery work.

Visitation for Helen Bumgardner will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 after 5:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Lawson and Bro. Jonathan Logan officiating.  Burial will follow in the Barnesburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Barnesburg Cemetery Fund, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or Sunnyside Baptist Church Youth Group.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Helen Bumgardner.