Helen J. NeCamp Neal

April 18, 2018

Helen Janette (Davis) NeCamp Neal, 88, of rural Frankfort, died April 18, 2018 at The Willows at Fritz Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.  Born January 12, 1930 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Harry and Hazel (Williams) Davis.  On November 3, 1967, she married Joseph NeCamp and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1995.  She married James F. Neal on May 22, 1999 at the Lakeside Park Presbyterian Church at Lakeside Park, Kentucky and he survives.  Mrs. Neal was a graduate of Paintsville High School in Kentucky.  She earned her A.B degree in 1952 from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University.  She taught for 28 years at Beechwood Elementary in Fort Mitchell, KY retiring in 1986.  She moved to Indiana in 1999.  She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association, Kenton Heights Women’s Club and the Antioch Church Women’s Group.  She was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Kentucky and Antioch Church in Frankfort, Ind.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2108, at Antioch Church, 4625 South State Road 39, Frankfort. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 South Main Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Neal family. Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s honor to St. Vincent Hospice, Clinton County Cancer Fund, or Antioch Church.

Survived by:

Husband: James F. Neal of rural Frankfort, IN, Daughter: Harriet (husband: Marc) Carey of Sparta, KY, Son: James Edwin (wife: Jana) Kirk of Naples, FL, 3 Step-Sons: Charles (Barbara) Neal of Greensburg, IN, H. Steven (Jennifer) Neal of Kirklin, IN, David M. (Melody) Neal of Michigantown, IN, 1 Step-Daughter: Joyclyn Neal of rural Frankfort, IN, Sister: Martha Royalty of Richmond, KY, 3 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchild, 12 Step Grandchildren, and several Step Great Grandchildren.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Helen J. NeCamp Neal”

  1. Phil and Gloria Ebert Crum April 20, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Sincere sympathies.

  2. Lynette Hardesty April 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Our prayers for God’s peace & love for the whole family!
    Lynette & Jeff Hardesty

  3. Bonnie Lawson Weaver April 21, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Helen was a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul! She will be missed but, Lord gained a beautiful angel. My prayers go out to the family during this time. She is going to be watching over all of us, that had the honor and pleasure to know her. RIP

  4. M. Morrill Morrison April 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    This is to express our sympathy to you and your family upon the death of Janette.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mo and Mary Ann Morrison

  5. Gary and Lynn Henderson April 21, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Neal Famlily,
    Lynn and I are sorry to hear that Heln has passed. We know your hardship, but still is hard to give her up. She will always be with in your heart’s as she looks down upon you from the heavens.

  6. Tom and Pat Richardson April 22, 2018 at 11:02 am

    What a joy it was to be a caregiver to such a wonderful lady as Helen. In 25 years of care giving, never have i looked forward to a visit as much as when it was time to go to Jim and Helen’s home, here in Florida. Always upbeat, always laughing, and always beautiful. Enjoyed shopping for them, especially when it was time to bring home fresh flowers, good pork chops, and above all, Helen’s favorite, Gummy Bears. We talked about her early days of teaching and I could only imagine the young people she taught, feeling lucky, now that they are older, to have had such a caring person as a teacher. I could go on and on about how it was so gracious and thoughtful of them both to invite my wife along when we out for dinner. Family meant everything to Helen and to include my wife was just natural to them both. I will be forever grateful for their friendship, and their generosity. Getting to know the rest of the family was an experience in watching how families age and grow closer as time passes. I know Helen will be watching over her family, and I only hope that she will include myself and my wife, for having Helen on your side is a wonderful feeling. Our condolences to the entire family and just wanted you all to know that in all my years of helping those who were unable to care for themselves as they once did, never have I met a person as personable, empathetic, or as beautiful as person as your own Helen.

  7. Todd Kruempelman March 1, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Great teacher, she taught me in 6th grade at Beechwood. Sorry to hear of her passing
    God Bless.

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