Obituary: Hallie Jean Helton Unseld, 74, Bardstown

Hallie Jean Helton Unseld, 74, of Bardstown, passed from this Earth and went to her heavenly father on Friday, June 16, 2017. She was born Oct. 17, 1954. She graduated from Bardstown High School and attended Bryant & Stratton College where she earned a business degree.  In 1962 she married the love of her life, Robert “Bobby” Unseld.  She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.  She worked most of her life as secretary at Bardstown Baptist Church.  She loved Jesus and adored her family and friends.


She was very spiritual and was passionate about sharing her faith with others. She became a member of St. Joseph Church on April 4, 2015. She was a beautiful person who enjoyed teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and Awana. She was funny and fun loving and enjoyed quilting, writing stories and poetry, genealogy, nature walks, and working in her rock garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jefferson “Red” and Mary Wakefield Helton; one sister, Nancy Helton Wayne; and one brother, Joy Ray Helton.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Robert “Bobby” Unseld; two daughters, Tamme Hawkins (Tony) and Renee Unseld (John); one son, Robby Unseld (Gwen); two sisters, Brenda Stalling (Bill) and Mary Lou Durbin (Mark); one brother, Wally Helton (Shirley); 14 grandchildren, Brittany, Rob Lee, Blake, Shelby, Ryan, Hallie, Ethan, Jonathan, Nathan, Stephen, Aaron, Matthew, Zachary, and Craig; and four great-grandchildren, Clayton, Roman, Harper, and Lyndsey.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto Cathedral with the Rev. Terry Bradshaw officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, and 9 to 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Barlow Funeral Home.

The Unseld family would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during this time with a special thanks to the nurses and caregivers from Hospice and VNA.

Memorial contribution may go to Hospice of Nelson County or Masses.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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