Darden, Helen Bryant

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Helen Bryant Day Darden passed away peacefully at her home in Radford on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Helen was born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Independence, Va.

She was preceded in death in September 2020 by her loving husband of 72 years, Kenneth Anthony “Tony” Darden; her parents, Wheeler Lee and Mary Bryant Day; daughter, Bette Bryant Darden; sister, Mary Lee Day; and sister-in-law, Shirley Darden.

Helen is survived by her sons, Kem and Day; granddaughters, Katie Day (Derek) and Mary Lee (Nick); great grand kids, Wyatt, Bryant, Elijah and Boyer; brother-in-law and nephew, Graham, Sr. and Graham, Jr. (Cheryll) Darden; and many other relatives and friends.

Helen was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and Chapter H. P.E.O. She graduated from Radford College, Women’s Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education. She loved teaching for 31 years, then playing Bridge and Canasta, lots of traveling, and being with family and friends.

The family will receive friends in a drive-thru visitation from 12 until 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the West View Cemetery in Radford. Graveside services celebrating her life will follow at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Grace Episcopal Church, 210 4th St., Radford, VA 24141.

The Darden family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.