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Helen Gardner


Helen H. Gardner, 90, of Boggstown, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

Born May 23, 1928, in Sugar Creek Township, she was the daughter of Harry H. Holton and Loma E. (Hoop) Holton. She married George D. Gardner on Aug. 12, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2007.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth D. (Ann) Gardner; one daughter, D. Gaye (Larry) Mullins of Celina, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Donald W. (Alicia) Garver, Michael T. Gardner, and Michele L. Gardner; and three great-granddaughters, Lucille Hope Garver, Savannah A. Draher, and Caroline L. Draher.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Carolyn Livingston.

Mrs. Gardner, a lifelong Shelby County resident, farmed with her husband and was a tax preparer for several years. She graduated from Boggstown High School and attended Indiana University. She was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church and the Joseph Boggs Society for Historic Preservation.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown. No visitation will be observed. Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, Ind., is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boggstown Cemetery Association, 6296 W 400 N Fairland, IN 46126; Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 N. Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, IN 46110; or Joseph Boggs Society for Historic Preservation, 2616 N. Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, IN 46110.

Online condolences may be shared with the Gardner family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.