Helen Jean Ward, age 78, of Somerset, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Helen was born on August 26, 1938, in Pulaski County, daughter of late Earl Vola and Georgia Meece Harrison.  Helen was a homemaker and worked their family farm.  She loved to cook and crochet and enjoyed making crafts and scrapbooking.  Helen was a member of Gilbert’s Creek Baptist Church in Crab Orchard.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Jean (and husband, Randy) Kaplan, of Lexington; her sisters, Doris Fraley and Joyce Dean (and husband, Hobert) Stout, both of Somerset; and her granddaughter, Billie Jean (and husband, Jake Terance) Crowe, of Lexington.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Samuel Ward.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, at 2:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating.  Burial will be in Pitman Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Wounded Warriors Project and/or the Pitman Creek Cemetery Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements