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“Dianna & Jen, We were saddened to see your mom passed. She lived a long full life & is in a better place with your dad. Love & Prayers for you both...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jan & Jim Baker - Parma, MI

“Dianna and family, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers for the family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Diana Schlenker Kraft - Danville, VA

“Jen and Dianne, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Both your mom and dad were very special patients at our office. ...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Helen was a honest and courageous woman. Our condolences to the family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Les and Sue Drake - MI

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Helen. She was such a wonderful lady. A true joy to my heart. She will be dearly missed. Please accept my deepest...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Resor - Jackson, MI

“I was so sorry to read about Helen's passing. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jacob Jabkiewicz - Grass Lake, MI

“So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I really enjoyed doing her hair at the Oaks. She was a very sweet lady. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Earl

“Helen and Bob were volunteers in the Emergency Department while I worked there. Very helpful and friendly to all. I was in one of Helen's yoga...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Vickie Raehtz

“Dianne ,Jennifer & family, I was so sorry to hear of Helens passing. May the Lord hold your loved one in his arms and you in his heart. Hugs ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ginger Mangus - Jackson, MI

Vance, Helen Lucille

Age 92, joined the church triumphant on Monday, September 11, 2017 at RidgeCrest Health Campus. Helen was born to Marcus and Esther Keagle on March 2, 1925. She married her best friend, Robert James Vance on January 19, 1946 upon his return from the war. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, five brothers and sisters and her extra special granddaughter, Sarah Maria. She is survived by her daughters, Dianna (Robert) Burger, and Jennifer (William) Bailey; best friend and sister, Shirley (Frank) Miller; brother, Charles (Pat) Keagle; grandchildren, Dawn Jackson, Jennifer (Abel) Nieto, Melissa (Thomas) Metzger, Kevin (Jodi) King, Brian King, Rebecca (David) Raus, Robert (Carol) Burger; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Katelyn Nieto, Bentley Bailey; great-great-grandchildren, Alyssa Burger and Evalyn King. A celebration of Helen's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan, Jackson, Michigan on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Reverend Dr. James D. Hegedus officiating. A special thank you to the staff at RidgeCrest Health Campus, Great Lakes Hospice and the undying love and support of Dr. Patricia Lamb M.D., Marty and Pam. Memorial contributions for those who wish may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Music Department.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service.


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