Helon Juanita Green
December 5, 1920 – October 28, 2020
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Helon Juanita Green, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away at the age of 99 in her home in Sandy, Ut of natural causes.
She is survived by her son, Houston Frederick Cantrell of Little Rock, AR and daughter, Anita Green Murphy of Sandy, UT, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Helon was born on December 5, 1920 in Boydell, AR to to the late Frederick Austin Nicholas Yeager and Helon Elizabeth Williams Yeager (Raasch). She is preceded in death by her sons Jan Cantrell and Paul Smelko. Also preceded in death by beloved sister Ruth Yeager Burrell and brother William (Fred)Yeager.
She graduated from Portland AR High School in 1939. After a short time at Draughon’s School of Business in AR She married Norton Houston Cantrell (Bugs)Jr in 1940. At that time they lived in McGhee, AR and had two boys, Houston (Fred) and Jan Cantrell.
Several years after Norton Cantrell’s death Helon met Joseph Ambrose Smelko and they married in 1945. They resided in Punxsutawney, PA whey they had one son, Paul Glen Smelko.
Upon her divorce to Joseph Smelko she moved back to AR and years later met Hoyt Amory Rudolph (Rudy)Green. Helon and Rudy married in in 1960 where they resided in Texas, Georgia, and Arkansas. They had one daughter, Anita Green Murphy.
Helon enjoyed piano playing, needlework, knitting, and crocheting. For family weddings and births she would crochet a beautiful afghan as a gift for the new family member. She hosted many family meals and will always be remembered for her delicious cakes and pies. One of her favorite pastimes was playing the old family game “Pollyanna” with Ruth, Fred, and uncle Grady. In recent years she always had a jigsaw puzzle of at least a 1000 pieces she worked on every day. She was also an avid fan of the AR Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR.
She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.
Viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9am with Ceremony to follow at 10am at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211. The burial will take place at 3:00pm at the Dermott Cemetery, W Gaines ST, Dermott, AR 71638
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Helon Juanita Green
October 29, 2020
She was a very kind and loving Grandmother to me. I wish I could have spent more time with her. I pray that God will comfort and give his peace to the family. Love Carlton.