Helen Louise (Cowan) Sallee


Helen Louise (Cowan) Sallee, 75, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a longtime resident of Edinburgh.

She was born on April 9, 1940, in Adair County, Kentucky, to Ollie J. and Loracy Lee (Burton) Cowan. She married Russell D. Sallee on June 2, 1956. He is preceded her in passing on Jan. 23, 2006.

Helen is survived by their three children, Joy L. Sallee, Jeffrey L. (Kim) Sallee and Trina Sallee (Jerry) Maguire; grandchildren, Kylei (Nathan) Poff, Casey Sallee, Ashlei Kellams, Dillon Sallee, Grant (Nicole) Helton and Jimmy (Kristina) Robertson; five great-grandchildren and one brother, Jerry W. Cowan. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in passing by brothers, Eulis Cowan, Earl Cowan, James Jr. Cowan, Ralph Cowan and Donald Cowan and sister, Loedda M. Price.

Helen was employed by Johnson Memorial Hospital for 12 years. She previously was employed at Como Plastic in Columbus for 38 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 2013.

Helen enjoyed NASCAR, watching Purdue basketball, bingo and eating out with family and friends. There was nothing more important to Helen than spending time with her family.

Rev. Lewis Burton will conduct a celebration of Helen’s life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Who So Ever Will Church, 623 South Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences may be received at flinnmaguire.net