Helen Faye (Miley) Tolbert

February 21, 1933 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 85)


Helen Faye Tolbert , 85, of Giro, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Amber Manor Care Center in Petersburg, IN. She was born February 21, 1933 in Petersburg, IN to Carl and Lucy (White) Miley. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1951. She lived in the Giro area for 57 years. She had been a telephone operator at Petersburg Telephone Company. Helen enjoyed crossword puzzles and coloring. She enjoyed traveling with her aunt. Her and her husband participated in parades all over the area with their horses. They were in the Palestine Parade on Labor Day for 32 years in a row.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Roy “Quig” Tolbert of Giro; brother, Ted Miley of Petersburg; 2 sisters, Shirley English of Kansas City, MO and Sharon Sue Cord of Spencer, IN; and several nieces, nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Judy (Miley) Messmer; brother, Jack Miley; sister-in-law, Betty (Wood) Miley; and infant sister and brother.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, IN, officiated by John Davidson. Burial will follow in the Davidson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home.

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June 1, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
June 2, 2018

1:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670


Davidson Cemetery, C/O Janie Davidson
9477 W CR 350 N, Hazleton IN 47640

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