Helen Jeanette Overholt Bradburn

May 8, 1910November 1, 2017
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Helen Jeanette (Overholt) Bradburn, 107 of Huntington and formerly of Markle passed away at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Helen was a cook at Union Center for several years. She was a teacher for 27 years at Lake James Christian Assembly and she also taught children’s church at Markle Church of Christ for many years, she was especially known for her Scene-O-Felt and she had played the Xylophone in the church orchestra. Later in life she taught a class at Ozark Bible College, also being sent to teach in the Holy Lands and Hawaii. Helen loved to garden and being a seamstress, making much of her children’s clothing over the years. She was a great cook, making noodles and all kinds of baked goods.

Helen was born on May 8, 1910 in Bippus, Huntington County, the daughter of Milward and Mary (Rupley) Overholt.

She was united in marriage to Roderick J. Bradburn on February 7, 1935 in Huntington; he preceded her in death on April 25, 1966.

Survivors include three daughters: Eunice Youkey of Markle; Marvel Crumpacker of Fort Wayne; Marcella “Marcie” Degitz of Fort Wayne; three sons: Marvin Bradburn of Rockledge, FL; Myron Bradburn of Fort Wayne; Vernon Bradburn of Ossian; two sisters: Donna Brown of Markle; Joyce Kinsey of The Village, FL; 23 grandchildren; 73 great grandchildren and 33 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Dorothy Miller, Gladys Lund, June Geiger and five brothers: Glenn Overholt, Raymond Overholt, Floyd Overholt, Lloyd Overholt and Leroy Overholt.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse Street, Markle, Indiana.

Interment will be at the Markle Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made out to Woodburn Christian Children’s Home or to Markle Church of Christ Lake James Christian Assembly Scholarship Fund both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 6, 2017

Helen Jeanette Overholt Bradburn

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Tammy Blanquel

November 7, 2017

Grandma Helen holds such a special place in my heart! I feel richly blessed that I was taught by her as a child growing up at Markle Church of Christ! What a legacy she leaves. I am thankful that I have such dear memories of her. I am glad I get to spend eternity with her! Much love and prayers for comfort for the entire family. Thinking of you all. With great love, Tammy (Brane) Blanquel

Dan Shragal

November 5, 2017

I absolutely loved every time I got to be with Grandma Helen. She was such a wonderful loving person! Prayers for the entire family.

Karen (Berry) Beavers

November 5, 2017

Aunt Marvel, I am so sorry for your loss! You and the entire family are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!!!! We love you!!! Karen (Berry) Beavers and kids (Pottsville, AR)

Bill and Dorothy Meyer

November 5, 2017

Dear Eunice, Your mother was special to us. We all called her Grandma Helen as if we were family because she made us feel we were. Our love and prayers.

Maria DeCair-Godfrey

November 4, 2017

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thougths and prayers.

November 4, 2017

Dear Vern and Donna,

I was so sorry to hear of Vern's mother's passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

Sandy (Newhard) Lorenz

Rick & Tiffany Saunders

November 4, 2017

Your in our thoughts and prayers!

November 4, 2017

Myron & Bonnie,
When I read your mother's name, i just knew it was Helen.
Sending our condolences.
Richard & Marlene Zeigler - Swiss Village Berne, In

Richard & Marlene Zeigler

November 3, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11