Helen Lynn Harrington was born to Paul and Evelyn Porter Harrington in Covington, Tenn., in 1939. She moved to Calvert City with her family in the early 1950s when her father established the Calvert Drive-In Theater, which is still operated by her family.
She married Jim Goheen in 1959, living in Germany for two years while he served in the Army. During that time they toured much of Europe, experiences she would always remember. They had one son, Mike. The marriage ended in 1985.
After graduating from Murray State University, she taught primary grades at Calvert City, Gilbertsville and Jonathan elementary schools in Marshall County from the 1960s through the 1980s. She was very creative and much of her creativity found an outlet through her teaching – from art lessons to bulletin board displays.
A vibrant personality during her early life, she took passionate interest in cooking, music, art, travel and raising her son.
She struggled with emotional and physical illnesses for much of her life but found great love and support in her family. She lived with and was cared for by her mother, Evelyn, for much of the last 30 years – even after her mother turned 100 years old. Her brothers were also a never-ending source of assistance.
She is survived by her son, Mike Goheen of Dayton, Ohio; her mother, Evelyn Harrington of Calvert City; her brothers Paul Harrington, Steve Harrington and Mike Harrington, all of Calvert City; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton. Burial followed in Fooks Cemetery near Sharpe.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvert City Convalescent Center or any scholarship fund at Marshall County High School.