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Helen Vail

October 22, 1926 — October 30, 2019

Kevil, KY

Helen “Betty” Vail, age 93 , of Kevil, KY passed away at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Betty was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Betty enjoyed traveling, working crossword, word search and jig saw puzzles. Betty was a 4-H Leader for many years and was a native of Alton, IL.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Rambo, Boaz, KY; three sons, James (Barb) Vail, Elizabethtown, KY, Raymond (Nancy) Vail, Sullivan, Illinois and Richard (Robin) Vail, Burlington, WI; one sister, Jane Hill, Twisp, WA; 11 grandchildren, Deanna Miller, Melissa Kilgore, Teresa Hall, James Vail, Julie Dowell, Jason Vail, Kevin Vail, Matt Vail, Sunny Debelak, Rita Davis, and Katherine Luckett; 17 great-grandchildren, Ethan Reynolds, Brady Miller, Dayton Kilgore, Kenna Kilgore, Melanie Hall, Derek Hall, Jacob Vail, Addison Vail, Dante Deiner, Athena Dowell, Lucas Vail, David Vail, Nathan Vail, Pepper Debelak, Atlas Debelak, Nora Davis, and Ian Davis.

Preceding in death was husband, Charles David Vail; parents, Ray Ready & Martha Elizabeth Hill Ready; one brother, Harold Ready; son-in-law, Kenneth Rambo, grand son-in-law, Jesse Kilgore; two grandchildren, Sarah Vail and Tanner McQuiston.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: McKendree United Methodist Church Senior Meals, 2860 McKendree Church Road, Kevil, KY 42053.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, November 4, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah

120 Memorial Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah


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