Helen Shelton “Nanny” Clark, 87, of McMinn County and the Calhoun community, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Clark was retired from Central Service Association with over 32 years of service. After retirement she provided childcare for many of the children in the Calhoun community all who affectionately called her Nanny. She loved children, cooking and quilting baby quilts. She was a longtime member of the Calhoun First Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Lula Bacon Shelton; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Sharp; a grandson, Joey Michaels; and a granddaughter, Melissa Hershey. She was a longtime member of the Calhoun First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Johnnie Ruth Michaels and her husband Gordon of South Port Fla., Ann Leamon and her husband Rick of Riceville and Janice Clark of Calhoun; grandchildren and spouses, Rick and Bonnie Michaels, Jerry and Jennifer Michaels, Jamey and Stacie Franks, Jon and Karen Franks; step-granddaughter, Denean Robinson; grandson by choice, Richard Skipper and his wife Jenny; great-grandchildren, Makayla Michaels, Reagan Michaels, Colin Michaels, Chipper Franks, Kara Franks and Jake Franks; step-great-grandchildren, Madison Robinson and Cami Bartlett; great-grandchildren by choice, Kaylee and Hayden Skipper; three sisters, Mary Hybarger of Cleveland, Dorothy Eaves of Florence Ala. and Grace Thompson of Yellow Springs, Oh.; one brother, Henry Shelton of Calhoun; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the North Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Kevin Cheatham officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 in the cemetery of the Calhoun First Baptist church.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 19 from 4-8 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Calhoun First Baptist Church Building Fund.