Helen Irene Hansen of Stanton, age 98, passed away November 26, 2015 at The Laurels of Carson City with family by her side. Helen was born April 29, 1917 in Lansing, Michigan the daughter Clifford and Edna (Stewart) Partlow. Helen was very patriotic; she served on the home front at the “Bomber Plant” in Ypsilanti as one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” and Gibson’s in Greenville making gliders during WWII. She was a member of the Stanton American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 456 and the VFW in Sheridan, MI. Helen was also a member of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Stanton, MI. She was part of the Old Fashion Days Committee and volunteered for the American Red Cross. Helen worked for many years as the Stanton City Clerk.

Helen is survived by her children; Deanna Porter and Linda Martin, 6 grandchildren; Barry (Freda) Lindsay, Shannon Lindsay, Joni Lindsay, Robin (Francois) Pomerleau, Amanda Martin and Gene Jordon and one great-grandchild; Joshua Lavy. Helen was preceded in death by her children; Dennis Martin and Beverly Lindsay, grandchild; Alissa Martin and 5 brothers and sisters.

          Celebration of Life Service for Helen will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM from Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 415 N. Mills, St, Stanton, MI 48888 with Pastor Mark Edwards to officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later time in Forest Hill Cemetery, Stanton, MI. Visitation will take place Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00-8:00PM at Brigham Funeral Chapel-Edmore and also on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00PM until the time of service from Trinity Evangelical Free Church. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Stanton American Legion Post 456. To share an online condolence please leave a message below.




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  • Tom and Lynda Crites (Saturday, November 28 15 11:00 am EST)

    We and our Marines, families and friends of Hotel Company will miss you Aunt Helen... R.I.P.

  • Michelle Damaska (Saturday, November 28 15 11:42 am EST)

    "Aunt" Helen was a super cool lady. She will definitely be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

  • Teresa Good (Saturday, November 28 15 12:50 pm EST)

    Ms Helen always had a sweet smile and a kind greeting when we ran into each other at the American Legion. She was a kind and gentle lady. To the Family sorry for your loss

  • Terry (Grover)Leonard (Saturday, November 28 15 12:59 pm EST)

    From the Grover & Leonard family she was a nice lady thanks for everything you did for are freedom and helping everyone that need the help.

  • kayla peterman (Saturday, November 28 15 03:35 pm EST)

    You will be greatly missed. I have had such a great time talking and visiting with you while you were at the Laurels of Carson. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Tom and Alice Lanning (Saturday, November 28 15 04:03 pm EST)

    Deepest sympathies to Helen's family. She was loved and admired by anyone she ever met. She will be greatly missed by the whole town, young and old. Thanks for being our friend, Helen.

  • Sharon Gavitt/Olsen (Saturday, November 28 15 05:05 pm EST)

    Helen was one of those people you thought would live forever❤️. She was a great friend to my dad. So sorry to hear of your loss, Linda. We are in OR, so will miss her celebration. Sending our love

  • Bonnie Timiney (Saturday, November 28 15 05:19 pm EST)

    Well dear Helen, you have been called... You have led an amazing life Everything was an adventure for you. You have always tried to help others and we all were so grateful for you. Now it's upward on
    onward dear friend. God bless

  • Pamela (Saturday, November 28 15 06:32 pm EST)

    Helen was such a beautiful soul. Always willing to lend a hand and ensure all were watch over. God Bless this woman and what a legacy of love she leaves with her. It was an honor to serve with her on
    the SOFD committee for several years. My prayers are with you all.

  • Scharleen Leitch (Saturday, November 28 15 06:48 pm EST)

    Rest well my friend. We have traveled in the same circle for many years. I'll remember the good times.

  • Penny Rettig (Saturday, November 28 15 07:10 pm EST)

    Is there anyone in Stanton that didn't know Helen? She was a fixture and a spitfire. So sorry for her family 's loss as well as our community's.

  • gayla Schachtele (Saturday, November 28 15 07:29 pm EST)

    Will remember aunt Helen with fondness. She made me laugh just to talk to her. Awesome, beautiful, lady. RIP Aunt Helen.

  • Dawn Hazlewood (Saturday, November 28 15 07:52 pm EST)

    i will miss your smile

  • Teresa Sweet (Saturday, November 28 15 10:19 pm EST)

    Amanda and families,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandma. Please know we are thinking of you during this time of celebration of her life. Love and hugs. Ken, Teresa and Jenni Sweet

  • Lora Lingeman (Sunday, November 29 15 06:45 am EST)

    Helen was always such a sweet lady and I always loved talking with her when I saw her at the Legion. She will be truly missed!

  • Bill & Cristy Hancock (Sunday, November 29 15 07:26 am EST)

    So sad to hear of the passing of "Aunt" Helen. What a joy it always was to see her when we traveled to Stanton. We always looked forward to seeing her smiling face!!! RIP you will be missed.

  • Don N Michelle Hardy (Sunday, November 29 15 07:44 am EST)

    Ya will be deeply missed.Ya also did amazing life.Did a good job keeping our country safe.Ya was a very nice Aunt.Also was very good card player and a good neighbor at Stanton Park apartments.U'll
    never be forgotten. The last words ya said to me was I love ya and meant alot to me.

  • Carol DiMura (Monday, November 30 15 08:48 am EST)

    Aww that is so sad and yet in another light, a wonderful tribute to a great woman and her family that she should pass on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Marian Hansen (Monday, November 30 15 09:09 pm EST)

    Larry just called me to let me know that Auntie passed away. She was always encouraging me to do more and better just by seeing all that she had done. Everyone is so going to miss her. I'm so glad I
    got to see her when I was home last. I''m here and will do what ever I can from here if you need anything.

  • Kathy Miller (Tuesday, December 01 15 11:13 am EST)

    Though I didn't spend much time w/Helen, I knew her through her caring and loving daughter Linda.One of my favorite things was her "special"license plate. 😉 Now, Helen,all your pull tabs and scratch
    tickets are winners! God-speed. Kathy Miller

  • Chasity Painter (Tuesday, December 01 15 02:31 pm EST)

    My thoughts go out to the family, I will definitely miss her stories and humor.

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