Helen Eva Tooker
Helen Eva Tooker , age 95, of Gowen, passed away June 11, 2014 at Twin Oaks in Gowen. She was born on January 30, 1919 in Millington, MI to the Reverend Earl and Lelah Plumb and was a 1938 graduate of Dimondale High School. On March 5, 1944, Helen married Mr. Lisle Tooker at the Edmore Methodist Church. She worked as a telephone operator, then raised her children, and later on, was a Nurse’s Aide at Alma Hospital. After retirement, Helen and Lisle spent their winters in Florida.
Helen was a member of New Life United Methodist Church, a member of the Edmore Eastern Star Chapter, a past member of Potato Roamers Campers and the Wally Byam Caravan. She loved knitting, tatting, sewing, gardening and enjoyed vacations in England, Europe and the Holy Lands.
Surviving are her children: Ann and James Larsen of Lakeview, Kenneth Tooker of Pagosa Springs, CO, Clifford Tooker and Virginia of Brooksville, FL and Robert and Colleen Tooker of Sumner; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; several nieces; one nephew; son-in-law, Cecil Anderson; caretaker, Tonya Ringer; and friends, Mick Bellinger and Mary Main.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lisle (2000); daughter-in-law, Brenda Tooker (2014); grandson, Brent Anderson (1996); sisters: Arlea King and Nova Plumb; brother: Brayden Plumb and infant brother, Wilmore Plumb; brother- and sister-in-law, Harold and Edna Kebler.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Helen will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at New Life United Methodist Church, 6584 W. Howard City Edmore Road, Lakeview with Pastor John Scott officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (from 10 to 11 a.m.). A luncheon will be held follow the service.
Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made payable to the New Life United Methodist Church.
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