Obituary: Helen Carey McColgin


Helen Carey McColgin, 94, of Indianapolis, died Jan. 21, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born June 14, 1920 in Westfield, she was the daughter of Lowell and Minnie (Kessinger) Carey.

She graduated from Purdue University and was a home economics teacher for 14 years before retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Christian Church of Sheridan and formerly of the Westfield Home Ec Club, Sewing Guild and Outlook Club.

Survivors include her husband, William E. “Bill” McColgin, whom she married on Sept. 26, 1943; sons, William C. (Rebecca) McColgin, Bob (Alice) McColgin, Jim (Libby) McColgin and Jerry (Tara) McColgin; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Allison.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Vernon “VJ” Stover will officiate. Burial will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Sheridan, 107 W. Third St., PO Box 111, Sheridan, 46069; or Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, 46208. Online condolences may be made at