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Helen Sandidge Underwood, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2021)

Helen Sandidge Underwood of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. Underwood had chosen cremation. There will be no formal services or visitation per her request.

Helen Sandidge Underwood, daughter of the late Daniel Dwight Sandidge and Mary Phillips Sandidge, was born on Friday, May 13, 1932 in Green County.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, Clerk of the Session, pianist since age 14 and organist for many years. She attended Campbellsville College for two years. While attending college, she was elected Deputy Sheriff of Green County with Paul Rayburn as Sheriff and Deputies Herman Kelly and Ores Durrett. She worked on Saturday and during the summer in the Sherriff's office. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics 10 years at Shepherdsville while also serving as State President of Kentucky Home Economics Association. She was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor, Louie B. Nunn. She then served as Bullitt County Director of School Food Service for 23 years. She also served as President of Kentucky School Food Service and Treasurer for 10 years. She was a volunteer for Bullitt County Chapter for Red Cross for 40 years and received the outstanding Service award in 1998. She joined the Shepherdsville Lions Club in 1996 after having helped in many events, and later joined the Campbellsville Lions Club. After living in Shepherdsville for 43 years, she and her husband, Sam moved to their farm on the edge of Green County and Taylor County lines in the Black Gnat Community.

She united in marriage to Samuel Leslie Underwood on July 19, 1959 who preceded her in death on February 16, 2017.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Beth and Sammy Levinson of Bowling Green, and Ben and Suzanne Sandidge of Danville; great-nieces and great-nephews: Jess and Clara Sandidge of Campbellsville, Meggan and Will Graham of Lexington, Brook and Scotty Hollis of Indiana, Erin and Brian Lampheon of Bowling Green, Samantha Sandidge of S.C., MacKenzie Sandidge of Lexington; special nieces and nephew: Martina Marshall, Jessica and Sammy Moreno all of Campbellsville; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Betty Rafferty of Campbellsville, and Bill and Teresa Underwood of W.V.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Underwood was also preceded in death by her twin infant brother: James Sandidge in 1932; and brother: Dwight Sandidge.

Expressions of sympathy has been requested to the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, Greensburg Cemetery or the Lion's Club of Camp Crescendo of Lebanon Junction, which can be made at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Helen Sandidge Underwood, 89, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2021)

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