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Helen Joyce (Cardwell) Warren

January 12, 1952 — March 3, 2023

Franklin, KY

Mrs. Helen Joyce Cardwell-Warren, age 71 of Franklin, KY passed on March 3, 2023 at 3:04 AM at her residence.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory.  Mrs. Warren's wishes were to be cremated.

Helen was born on January 12, 1952 in Simpson County, KY to the late Herbert Dalton Cardwell and the late Edna Josephine (Forshee) Cardwell. She is also preceded in death by 2 siblings, Sarah Jo Cardwell and Dicie Jean Cardwell Furnish.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Joseph Warren Jr.; 2 step-children, Jennifer Valerga of West Liberty, KY and Christopher Warren of Dinwiddie, VA; 5 step-grandchildren, Rebekah Warren, Zachary Valerga, Joseph H. Warren, Madison Warren and Colten Warren; 5 step-great-grandchildren, Allison Wolfe, Logan Wolfe, Spencer Wolfe, Morgana Valerga and Silas Valerga; a sister, Judy Maynard of Franklin, KY; 1 niece, Sonia Furnish; 1 nephew, Brian Rohrs; and 3 great-nephews, Kurt Maynard (Whitney), Tyler Davidson (Amanda) and Lucan Davidson (Ali); and life long best friend, Michael D. Hendricks.

Helen was a 1970 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School. She was a member of Hillsdale Methodist Church in Simpson County, KY.  Helen was also a member of American Legion Post #62 Auxiliary, Simpson County Historical Society, and the D.A.R.  She was a retired secretary for a construction company and she was the former treasurer of the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judy Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com. The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Helen Joyce (Cardwell) Warren, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Monday, March 6, 2023

9:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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