Helen Kennamer Logan, 87, of Huntsville, passed away on March 9, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Irene Troup Kennamer; husband, Kenneth Logan; brothers, Owen Kennamer and Dwight Kennamer; and her granddaughter, Kimberly Pendergrass.
Mrs. Logan is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Pendergrass (Ray); son, Philip Logan (Jamie); brothers, Paul David Kennamer, Sr. (Dorothy) and Wayne Kennamer (Tania); grandson, Kevin Pendergrass (Bethany); and granddaughter, Olivia Logan.
Honeycomb is where Helen was born and grew up in the family house. She attended school at Hebron in the first and second grades. She went to Claysville beginning in the third grade and went on to graduate at Marshall County High School in 1951. She met her husband at Guntersville Church of Christ. They were married on June 23, 1951. The marriage lasted for 54 years until Kenneth’s death in 2006.
In 1961, Helen went to work as a secretary at Redstone Arsenal for the U.S. Army Missile Command. Helen and Kenneth and their two children moved to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1966 for one year as part of a Church of Christ mission with about 100 other Christians. They started a congregation there. Upon returning from Connecticut in 1967, she resumed working at Redstone Arsenal.
In the 1970’s, Helen taught piano lessons to children in the afternoons and evenings after work
Mrs. Logan became involved in another mission work starting in the late 1970’s called World Bible School (WBS). Students from around the world are taught by correspondence courses on how to become a Christian. When her mother, Irene Kennamer, died in 1987, Helen took over her mother’s WBS students as well as continuing with her own.
She loved gospel music. Her father, Henry Kennamer, sang in gospel quartets and taught singing classes for churches.
She worked at Redstone Arsenal for over 25 years where she received numerous awards. While there, she filled in temporarily on two occasions for Ernest Young, Deputy to the Commander of the U.S. Army Missile Command at that time. She retired in 1988 to take care of her father who had Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father, she went to work for her brother, Paul Kennamer, at his business, Auvid Productions.
Helen loved to travel and went all over the United States. She especially enjoyed her trips to Disney World. She went on two cruises in her lifetime. One was a gospel music cruise to the Bahamas in the 1980’s. The other was a Caribbean cruise with some family members just a little over a year before her death. She thoroughly enjoyed both cruises.
Cooking for family and friends was one of her favorite things to do. She was known for her delicious desserts, especially anything chocolate (pies, cakes, pudding and cookies).
Helen loved her grandchildren (who called her Mawmaw) and was so proud of them. They were all very special to her. She rarely missed any of their school activities, choral concerts, recitals or sporting events.
She was a long-time member of the West Huntsville Church of Christ and in recent years, she was a member of the Madison Church of Christ.
Helen’s funeral took place on March 12, 2021, at the Madison Church of Christ. She was buried at the Troup Cemetery near where she grew up. Many other family members are buried there.