Helen Brenda Tranthem, 92, of Epworth, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday April 26, 2023. Helen was a devoted wife to the late Edward Tranthem for 53 years. They had 4 children- Brenda Long, Patricia Thomas (John), Cindy Taylor (BJ), and Michael Tranthem (Shelia). Helen's children are comforted knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior whom she loved with all her heart.
She was born February 7, 1931, to the late Ebb Green and Lillie Stepp Green Tranthem.
Helen was a member of First Baptist Church of Epworth where she enjoyed being a part of the Joy Sunday School class and the Quilting Ministry, and participating in a variety of church activities.
She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Tranthem, son-in-law Howard Long, grandson-in-law Tim Walden, sister Peggy Thompson, and brother Lloyd Stepp.
Helen is also survived by 9 grand-children whom she loved dearly and prayed for daily; Rebekah Walden, Tim Long (Jennifer), Sara Johnson (John), Julie Roberts (Kenneth), Randy Thomas, Christopher Thomas (Teresa), Aaron Taylor, Matthew Taylor (Misty), and Justin Tranthem. Thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Sister Joann Young, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Epworth with Bro. Bob Becker and Bro. Chris Clark officiating. Music provided by Vernon Owenby and Tammy Mason.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; Tim Long, John Johnson, Kenneth Roberts, Randy Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Aaron Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Justin Tranthem. Honorary pallbearers; Joy Sunday School Class and Quilting Ministry members.
The family will recieve friends at the Epworth First Baptist Church on Monday, May 1, 2023, from 12:00-2:00 pm.
Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Helen Brenda Tranthem; you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.