Helen J. (Gillum) Kail

October 26, 1925 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 95)

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Helen J. Kail, 95, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on February 2nd, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

She was born in Orange County, Indiana on October 26th, 1925 to Ulmont Gillum and Jennie S. (Potts) Gillum.

Helen married Raymond “Jay” Kail, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 15th, 1971.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, (1) Uncle and (1) Aunt; (1) Nephew - Gordon Ray Dixon; and (1) Niece - Betty Ann Wong.

Helen was a 1943 graduate of French Lick High School and retired from Crane NWSC where she received several awards.

She was a member of the West Baden First Baptist Church where she served as treasurer for the A. B. W., Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Orange County Art Guild where she was a past president, Business & Professional Women’s Club and Girl Friday Club.


She is survived by:                           

Family                                                                      Richard Dixon (Vickie)                                    French Lick, Indiana

                                                                                Annette Fahey (Steve)                                      Shoals, Indiana

                                                                                Billie Weikert                                                      Jasper, Indiana

                                                                                Richard Duane Dixon                                       West Baden Springs, Indiana

                                                                                Michael Dixon (Pam)                                        French Lick, Indiana

                                                                                Missy Dixon                                                      French Lick, Indiana

Good Friend and Caretaker                                    Virginia Burton                                                  French Lick, Indiana

Bonus Family                                                          Mike Burton (Amy)                                           West Baden Springs, Indiana

                                                                                Billy Burton (Missy)                                          French Lick, Indiana

Adopted Grandchildren                   Luke, Harrison and Myranda Burton



A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Jim Tritle at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home French Lick, Indiana, with burial to follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.


Friends may pay their respects on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are limited to fifty (50) attendees at a time. All attendees are required to wear makes and practice social distancing (6 feet or more).  If you are showing symptoms of illness (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea) please do not attend.

Thank you for your cooperation during these difficult times.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to West Baden Baptist Church, 8313 Hwy 56, West Baden Springs, IN 47469.


Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –


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February 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
February 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

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