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Mary Helen Brown Tichenor

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Mary Helen Brown Tichenor, 98, passed away peacefully at her home May 5, 2019, under the care of Hospice and Home Sweet Home. Mary was born March 17, 1921, in Matanzas, Kentucky, to the late I.N. Brown and Iva Coffman Brown.

She married Cebern Tichenor Aug. 1, 1945. Mary loved her family very much. She was a Christian with a kind, gentle, and loving spirit.

She was a member of the Beaver Dam Baptist Church and loved gospel music. She also loved to walk and crochet.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cebern Tichenor; a daughter, Karen Tichenor O’Bryant; two brothers, Hershel Brown and Newman Brown; sister, Pauline James; and life-long friend and sister-in-law, Eloise Tichenor Stenberg.

Survivors include her nephew, Newman Brown Jr.; nieces, Sharon Spratt, Brenda Taylor, Myra Brock, Janice Embry, Sandra Hyland, Joyce LaMantia, Nancy Lamberth, Norma Jean Sampson, and Jane Hurt; nephew, Vernon Tichenor; and numerous great- and great-great-nephews and -nieces.

A very special thank you to Home Sweet Home caregiver Morgan. She loved you , Morgan, as her own, along with Bethany, Lisa, April, Charlene and all who cared for our Aunt Mary. You gave such special care and love. The family appreciates everything the caregivers have done.

Also a very special thank you to Hospice. Your medical expertise and being there was not only helpful and very comforting to the family, but also the caregivers. The family appreciates all your special care and love shown.

Funeral services will be held at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. with Bro. John Cashion officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be private at Centertown Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Ohio County, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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