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Helen Sloan York

Helen Sloan York, 68, died at her home in Harmony.

She was born May 2, 1951, in Statesville to Avery Sloan and Edith Warlick Sloan, both deceased.

Survivors: her husband, Bill York of Harmony; 2 daughters, Dare York of Harmony and Emily York Salter (Benji Salter) of Weaverville; 3 grandchildren, Avery, Lila, and Bennett; a brother, Andy Sloan and family of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; numerous family members and friends; and her childhood friend, Amelia Cates.

She is preceded in death by sisters Gail Sloan and Anita Sloan.

She was a loving wife, mother, and caretaker.  After marriage, she and her husband settled in Harmony on the York family farm and raised a family.  She worked alongside her husband and father and mother-in-law in the tobacco fields and at the family auction company. As her daughters were about to move onto high school and college, she went back to school at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, where she obtained her CNA degree.  She worked several years as a CNA for a home health company and retired from Iredell County Hospice and York Auction. She experienced many joys in her lifetime: watching her daughters grow up and receive their master’s degrees, the births of her three grandchildren, and time spent being surrounded by a large, loving family, circle of friends, and community.

The family will hold a private graveside service and will follow with a public memorial service at a later date at Clarksbury United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Iredell County Hospice.