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“Uncle Stan, Lori and Susan. I was very sorry to learn of Aunt Helens passing. I have fond memories of her. She was always very warm and kind and so...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Mitchell - Salisbury, NH

“We were so sorry to hear about Helen. It doesn't seem possible! Please accept our sympathy and regrets that we couldn't be with you during this...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Griffith Family - Spring Hill, FL

“Uncle Stan, Susan and Lori. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Helen. I know we are separated by distance but I’ve always...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: John Mitchell - North Andover, MA

“Susan, we are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It's a terrible empty spot in your heart and Jon and I send our prayers to the family for...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jon and Elaine Caswell - MI

“Uncle Stan, Susan and Lori - So sorry to hear about Helen. I have such fond memories of visiting "the farm" and always feeling welcomed and loved. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Valerie (mitchell) Magarian - VT

“Helen and my mother, Donna Rae Maxwell McLoughlin, were great friends when they were high school girls. I remember hearing Helen sing at one of her...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Claudia McLoughlin - Ithaca, MI

“Hello Warren and Susan, Condolences on the lost of your mother. I will always remember my mother meeting your mother on one day Senior Trip to Mt....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Davis Milett - Mason, MI

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. The Gatlin family ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy (Gatlin) Pruden - Dimondale, MI

“Stan, Susan, Lori and families, Sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I hope to inform the sisters and brothers and further up the family line if they...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sally Plaxton Miller - DeWitt, MI


Helen Ilene Bator, age 83, of Ionia, Michigan died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her home in Ionia, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, Michigan on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., Reverend Karen Huddleson and Reverend Peggy Ronk will officiate. Burial will take place at Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 3-7 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel. Helen was born in Ithaca, Michigan on April 29, 1927, the daughter of Harold and Avis L. (Coleman) Mouser. She graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1945. On August 23, 1947 Helen married Stanley Bator in Ithaca, Michigan. Helen was a homemaker, and resided in Ithaca Michigan most of her life, moving to Eaton Rapids in 1966. She had formerly worked at the Gratiot County Probate Court as a clerk. She was the historian and treasurer for the Michigan Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club. Helen enjoyed arts and crafts and her flowers. Music was very important to her also. She was a former member of Ithaca Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Stanley Bator of Ionia, MI, 2 daughters; Susan and Warren Thompson of Ionia, MI, Lori and Blake Vaughan of Lansing, MI, grandchildren; Angela and Matthew Stover, Kristin Thompson, Jared Thompson, Jennifer McQuaid, Stephanie and Buck Snyder. She was predeceased by her parents, and 1 brother Deane Mouser. Memorials may be made to Michigan Unit Wally Byam Caravan Club, or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca Chapel Ithaca, Michigan.

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