11/24/1924 – 9/3/2012
Helen R. Wilson, age 87, formerly of Stanton, went to be with her Savior on Monday,September 3, 2012 at Masonic Pathways, Alma where she spent the last two years and was given loving care. She was born on November 24, 1924, in Ionia, the daughter of Bert & Ruth (Perrien) Bailey.
On October 25, 1947, Helen was married to Clare A. Wilson. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents and four brothers, Donald, Gordon, Edward and Robert Bailey.
Surviving are her children, Karen & Curt Howell of Grand Rapids, Connie & David Byers of Mooresville, N. Carolina and Cindy & Robert Kellner of Conyers, Georgia, her grandchildren, Christopher Howell, Susan & Chris Wood, Nicole & Jeremy Canipe, Ryan & Gwen Byers, Elizabeth Kellner and Sarah Kellner in addition to 6 great grandchildren.
Formerly of Palo, Helen moved to the Stanton area in 1952 and became very active in the community. She owned and operated Helen’s Beauty Shop in her home for 40 years, was very involved with her daughters in 4-H and Girl Scouts, bowled on a league in Sheridan for many years and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stanton, the Women’s Fellowship and the Order of the Eastern Star of Stanton.
A memorial service beginning at 4:00 P.M. will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the First Congregational Church, 305 N. Camburn St, Stanton, with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating.
There will not be any visitation held as burial has already taken place at Sunset Memorial in Ionia.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested memorial considerations can be made to either the First Congregational Church, Stanton or to Masonic Pathways, Alma. There will be envelopes available at the church.
On 9/12/2012 Tammy (Miller) Hancock said:
I have a found memory of Mrs. Wilson trying to teach an unwilling teenager to sew a vest and skirt (in a 4H club event. Alhough she tried tremendously – I did not become a successful thread maker! She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tammy (Miller) Hancock
On 9/14/2012 Jeanette Christensen Emmons said:
Girls – Sending our sympathy and prayers for comfort in the homegoing of your sweet mom. My memories of her are as SUCH a ‘gracious’ lady – always. Her graces are evidenced in each of her daughters – a great tribute to her life.
On 9/15/2012 Gerald and Kati Goodell said:
We just returned last night and saw that your mother had passed on and are praying for you as you process all this and that the service tomorrow will be a celebration of your mother’s life and bring glory to our Savior. We both have great memories of your mother and how hospitable and friendly she always was to both of us and she certainly raised wonderful daughters. We will continue to pray for you all in your loss! Because He lives, we can face tomorrow, Gerald and Kati Goodell