Helen Cave Leet
Tuesday 12th of September 1922 - Thursday 15th of August 2019
Helen Cave Leet, 96, left to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Helen was born to the late Marcellus and Beulah (Corley) Cave on September 12, 1922 in New Bloomfield, Missouri.
Helen was a devoted Christian and very steeped in her faith. She was a longtime member of Central Christian Church. Helen was wed to Mr. Warren R. Leet on August 7, 1965 at Central Christian Church in Lexington and was married to him and by his side for 22 years before his passing in 1987. Together, they enjoyed working as a team in Mr. Leet’s family business, H.H. Leet Furniture Company in Lexington. Helen was a salesperson at H.H. Leet in her early career at the furniture store and was promoted to office manager after a few short years. She was made co-proprietor of the store from 1965 until 1980. Helen had an eye for quality furniture and took pride in the final decisions when it came to purchasing for the store. Helen and Warren would travel to North Carolina, Chicago and Atlanta annually to the furniture market to purchase the best quality inventory for their customers.
Helen is survived by her children, Toni (Bob) Hubbard, Warren R. (Carolyn) Leet, Jr., Lynn (Larry) Dykes, Rebecca Cox, William D. Leet, and Mary “Tootie” Morgan; sisters, Kathryn E. Wilson, Norma Jean Dozier, and Beulah Bell (Clyde) McCubbin; brother, Andy Ray (Betty) Cave. Helen is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren along with Helen’s very special partner of 31 years, Edward C. Cox. Ed has been by Helen’s side daily and they loved each other dearly.
The family would also like to acknowledge Helen’s special caregivers, Kathy Steele, Sharon Davis, and Kelly McComber and designate the neighbors of the 400 block of Queensway Drive as her honorary pallbearers, with special mention to neighbors Ms. Kim Bunnell and Ms. Judy Moore. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Helen was preceded in death by her siblings Hattie J. Lock, Adrian J. Cave, Edna P. Schreen, William L. Cave, Woodrow W. Cave, Rubye V. Starks, John R. Cave, and Marcellus W Cave, Jr. and daughter Melissa Nazzarini.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 24th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm at Milward – Broadway located at 159 N. Broadway. Service will follow at 1:30 pm with Dr. Ray Holdren presiding.
In honor of her legacy, the family of Ms. Leet request that memorial donations be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607
To share a remembrance of Helen or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Mary Ellen Cavesays
It has always seemed very fitting to me that Helen should leave her birthplace here in Central Missouri, known as "Little Dixie", to live a bit further to the South. With her beauty, inwardly as well as out, charm and graciousness, she personifies a "True Southern Lady" to me. She and her brother Bill spent a lot of time together when they were growing up on the family farm. He liked to tell stories of their adventures going a long way past the back pasture down to the well to keep the big deep watering trough filled for the cattle. This was an important task for two small, young kids. I've been so blessed for 28 years to have known her and be one of her sister-in-laws. With my deepest sympathy and love for all her family and Ed, Mary Ellen Cave.
So deeply sorry for her family. She was a lovely lady and a ‘pillar’ in the Fairway neighborhood. Prayers for her family and her very supportive neighbors.
My sweet aunt you will be missed and thought of everyday😇😍enjoy your time with brother bill cave.
A great lady. I always enjoyed being around her. She welcomed me into the family with open arms. She will he missed. The world needs more people like her.