Helen Louise Lecocq, 96, North Manchester, formerly of Flat Rock, North Carolina, passed away on May 2, 2022 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Indiana. The daughter of Clem and Blanch (Poe) Finch, Helen was born on June 18, 1925 in Monette, Arkansas. The last surviving child of nine, Helen spent her childhood on the family farm learning the value of hard work.
An ethical and strong-willed young woman, Helen excelled as a leader and class officer at Monette High School. After graduating from Monette in 1943, she went on to become a registered nurse. Helen married James Victor Lecocq in April of 1949 and took off her nursing cap to become a homemaker. The two would be blessed with three children; Gary, Vicki, and Carol, and be married over fifty years before James’ passing on November 13, 2001.
Helen was decisive and always knew how to stay the course when it came to her family and life. She was a pillar of strength but also a soft and kind-hearted soul. Helen thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, including the many hours she spent in her garden. She loved to play Bridge, Hearts, and Euchre, and never tired of visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen attended a Presbyterian church in North Carolina before moving to North Manchester where she attended the United Methodist Church.
The loving memory of Helen Louise Lecocq will be forever cherished by her son, Gary (Julie) Lecocq, Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Vicki (Dale) Carpenter, North Manchester, and Carol Lecocq, Grand Haven, Michigan; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Blanch (Poe) Finch; husband, James Lecocq; six brothers, William Finch, George Finch, Fred Finch, Oscar Finch, Paul Finch, and Gordon Finch; and three sisters, Dorothy Esposito, Mary Lou Brooks, and Pauline Finch.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Peabody Chapel, 400 West 7th Street, North Manchester. Family and friends may gather after the service. Father Dennis DiBenedetto will officiate. Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792.
For those wishing to attend the funeral services of Helen Lecocq, please go to door 9 at Peabody to screen in.
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