Helen Ala Connell

Published 10:01 am Friday, November 27, 2015

Helen Ala Connell, 83, of Dillwyn, passed away surrounded by her family, on November 23, 2015.  She was born July 18, 1932 in San Pedro, CA, the daughter of the late Jasper J. and Florence Oprie Ala. 

Helen was employed as a nurse’s aide by Home Health, Inc. of New Canton.  She loved caring for the needs of others and during her illness her co-workers from Home Health came and cared for her.  Helen was well cared for and loved by these friends during her last days, which her family greatly appreciated.

She is survived by a son, David Connell and wife, Kathleen of Goochland.   On November 12, 2015, Helen had the pleasure of welcoming the birth of her only grandchild, Lilianna Brooke Connell.

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A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 27, at 2 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home with interment in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, is in charge of arrangements.