A native of Closplint, she believed in the Baptist faith.
Edna was a former employee of the Harlan County Detention Center where she served as Chief Deputy for 25 years during the administrations of the late Nathaniel "Trap" Helton and Howard Helton, her husband. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Florence Parker Robbins; her paternal grandparents, Thomas and Nancy Shackleford Robbins; maternal grandparents, John and Easter Halcomb Parker; a sister, Shirley Jean Robbins; three brothers, Billy Ray Robbins, David Glenn Robbins and Harold Robbins; and a nephew, Thomas "Tommy" Madden.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Helton of Loyall, whom she married July 11, 1968; seven sisters, Peggy (Robert) Owens, Corbin; Lois (Charles) Shoemaker, Hamilton, OH; Betty Robbins, Kenvir; Linda (Winston) Madden, Kenvir; Marcella Clem, Kenvir; Tammy Hoskins, Dayhoit; and Candace (Bill) Howard, Grays Knob; five brothers, Johnny (Juanita) Robbins, Bivins, TX; Jackie Wayne (Beverly) Robbins, Bivins, TX; Larry Don (Elaine) Robbins, Sturgis, KY; Denny Robbins, Kenvir; and Paul (Adrianna) Robbins, Evarts.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, many cousins, an aunt, Dulcy Parker, Sheridan, IN, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Evarts Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Johnson and the Rev. Jack Carmical officiating.
Interment will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens. Friends and relatives will serve as pallbearers.
Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.