Helen was born to Cecil and Lavina Smiley in Chickasha, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles. Helen is survived by her husband, Cecil Herod, Jr., of 64 years; her son, Cecil Herod III and wife Denise; daughter, Denise Pinkerton and husband Paul; a sister, Marie Henry; a brother, Lawrence Smiley and wife Jane; grandson, Jake Herod; granddaughters, Kelly Leonard, Emily Pinkerton, Lindsay Jennings and Laura Tigert; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins who were all dear to her. Helen was a member of Putnam City Baptist Church, where she enjoyed Sunday School and other activities. She was happiest when she was able to help others, cooking, gardening, and spending time at the lake fishing and relaxing. She was a member of Christian Women's, la Petite Soeur Book Club and Bunco Babes. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be on Saturday noon til 8:30 PM and Sunday 1PM til 8:30 PM. Services to celebrate her life will be 11:00 am Monday, August 26 at Putnam City Baptist Church with Bill Haggard officiating with burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery.