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Helen Rose (Manga) SimpsonOctober 29, 1931 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 85)
Helen Rose Simpson age 85, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Eaton Community Palliative Care, Charlotte, MI.
Funeral Services will be held at Duplain Church of Christ, St. Johns, MI, on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Mr. Chuck Emmert officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. A private burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery at a later date.
Helen was born in Detroit, MI on October 29, 1931, the daughter of Michael Manga and Margaret Barros.
Helen married LeRoy Jay Simpson on September 25, 1951 in Lansing, MI. LeRoy passed away on November 10, 2010. Helen loved to square dance with her husband. They did a lot of traveling together over the years. Helen retired from GTE after 41 years. She resided most of her life in St. Johns. She was a past member of St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Johns, MI.
She is survived by 3 sons; Gary and Margaret Simpson of St. Johns, MI, Vaughn and Darlene Simpson of St. Johns, MI, Craig Simpson and Ellen Watson of Elsie, MI, special friends; Paul Houghton of St. Johns, MI, Kelly of St. Johns, MI, and Pat H. of Grand Haven, MI. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her adoptive parents Andrew and Mary Simon, her husband, 5 brothers; James, John, Alex, Bill and Steve Manga and 2 adoptive siblings; Helen and Steve.
Memorials may be made to the Duplain Church of Christ. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.