Helen Hankins Bourne

Helen Hankins Bourne, age 80, of Owenton, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born April 4, 1933 in Owen County she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Willie Judy Hankins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Ralph Bourne, her infant brother, William Howard Hankins and her sisters, Georgia Rose, Syble Pierson and Freda Bourne. Mrs. Bourne was a talented seamstress and quilter and worked at the Remnant Room. She was a member of the Beechgrove Baptist Church, kept children for many years and owned and operated B&G Daycare.

Surviving are her children, Mark (Vickie) Bourne of Owenton, Joy (David) Morgan of Owenton, Melody Rose Bourne of Lexington and Tim (Mary) Bourne of Lexington; her grandchildren, Brielle (Logan) Nielson, Misty (Casey) Ellis, Nathan (Amber) Gregory, Helen Jean Bourne and Maggie Bourne; her great-grandchildren, Stella Nielson, Crosby and Fiona Ellis and Emma Gregory. Also surviving are her sisters, Lucy Jacobs, Fanny Whitton, Judy Jones and Nancy Grisham.

McDonald & New Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Family will receive friends at the Main Street location on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Owen County Public Library, Oneida Baptist Institute of the charity of one’s choice.

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