Helen Chastain

Weathers Funeral Home


Mrs. Helen A. Chastain, age 82, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, September 9 at Salem Crossing.

Mrs. Chastain was born August 17, 1938 in Campbellsburg, Indiana the daughter of Everrett and Wilma Hedrick Qualkinbush. She was a member of Westview Christian Church, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and the Red Hat Society. She was a former teacher’s aide at Brady Shrum Elementary.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Lee E. Chastain they were married June 1, 1958. She is also preceded in death by a brother: Don Qualkinbush. Helen is survived by two sons: Brian Chastain (Stacy) of Le Roy, Illinois, and Kevin Chastain (Sue) of Salem, a daughter: Tracy Nicholson (Lee) of Salem, two sister-in-laws: Sara Jane Bennett (Ron) of Muscatine, Iowa, and Karen Qualkinbush of Salem, 6 grandchildren: Paul Chastain (Aaren), Olivia Chastain, Kelsie Nicholson, Joe Chastain (Jess), Matt Chastain, and Dan Chastain, two step-grandchildren: Jared Nicholson and Travis Nicholson (Kayla), and two great-grandchildren: Nolan Chastain and Bronn Chastain.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12 at 11:00AM at Westview Christian Church. Burial will follow in Hop Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home, and Saturday from 9AM-until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society of Washington County at 204 Joseph St. Salem, IN 47167 or the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter at 600 Dutchmans LN STE 401 Louisville, Kentucky, 40205-3284.


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