Helen Love Wallin, 71, of Bowling Green, formerly of Mohave Valley, Ariz., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Greenview Hospital.
She was bornh in Washington, D.C. June 29, 1941, a daughter of the late Nathaniel Howard Love II and Jane Laverty Love. In additon to her parents, Mrs. Wallin was preceded in death by her brother, Nathaniel Howard Love III.
Mrs. Wallin lived in Birmingham, Ala. before moving to Russellville where she graduated high school. She attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. and Western Kentucky University. She worked in her great uncle Roger’s chain of grocery stores, Thrifty Mart, then in Laughin, Nev. as a casino technician. She returned to Bowling Green three years ago to care for her mother, Jane Love. She was very active in her church in Arizona , serving as a Eucharistic minister and continued to be a faithful servant at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green. Helen was a wonderful cook and was enjoying painting as a hobby. She was a recent volunteer at Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. Visitation will begin Friday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. She will be cremated and buried next to her mother and father in Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville. J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel are in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sons, Jay William English of Piedmont, Mo., Dennis Ray Russell (Christine) of Sherwood, Ore. and Charles Michael Wallin (Nicole) of Mohave Valley, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Raymond Russell, Dennis Russell Jr. and Charles Michael Wallin Jr.; her sister, Nancy Love Huston (Tim) of Bowling Green; her sister-in-law, Doris Love of Bowling Green, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Christ Episcopal Church, 1215 State St., Bowling Green, Ky. 42101.