Helen S. (Smith) Robertson Rayles

Helen S. (Smith) Robertson Rayles, 89, a lifelong Frankfort resident, died April 2, 2024 at Wesley Manor.  She was born November 3, 1934 in Frankfort, Ind. to Ivan R. & Minnie (Downs) Smith.  She married David A. Robertson in 1954 and he passed in June of 1978.  She then married Richard “Dick” Rayles in 1986 and he passed on December 11, 2023.

Helen was a 1953 graduate of Frankfort High School, received her Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Indiana University and Butler University.   She was a teacher and guidance counselor at Clinton Central Schools for 26 years, retiring in 1993.  Helen was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Helen loved life and volunteered for several organizations in Frankfort.

Helen is survived by the following family members, 2 daughters:  Robin (Bob) Lauth of Carmel, Kim (Mike) Vonderahe of Kokomo, son:  Rusty (Cindy) Robertson of Cave Creek, AZ, 4 sisters:  Patty (Frank) Smith of Florida, Mickey Hodson of Frankfort, Jane (Dave) Rodkey of Frankfort, Joan (John) Elliott of Jefferson, step-children:   John Cassim and Katherine Forsythe of Oregon, 7 grandchildren:  Leigh Ann (Kevin) O’Neill, Lizzy (Dave) Powers, Laura (Joe) Andrews, Jenny Rose (Jordan) Heinzman, David (Lindsay) Vonderahe, Cassie (Austin) Caroll and Carlye (Tim) Morrisand  and 18 great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, both spouses, 2 brothers, Bennie and Jim Smith and sister Norma Smith

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Arborwood by Shoup’s, 100 N. Park Dr., Frankfort, IN  46041.   Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery, Forest, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Clinton County Boys and Girls Club or the Clinton County Humane Society.  Clinton County Crematory and Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort are assisting the family.  Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.