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Christine Ann (Wittenberg) Helms

August 2, 1971 — September 30, 2022

Ovid

     Christine Ann Helms, age 51, of Ovid, MI, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. and also on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

   Christine was born in Owosso, Michigan on August 2, 1971, the daughter of Charles Alan and Maryann (Hildebrant) Wittenberg. She graduated from Ovid-Elsie High School with the class of 1989. Christine married William "Bill" Helms on December 10, 1994 in Lansing, MI.

     Christine loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren: Hudson, Oakley and Gracyn and her dogs: Lexi and Axle. She was very supportive of her children and nephews at their school sporting events. Christine loved shopping for herself and others, getting her nails done, and always documenting with a selfie. She enjoyed camping with family and friends at Sleepy Hollow State Park, spending time in Grand Marais and trips to Las Vegas. Christine was employed with the State of Michigan as a tax collector for the past five years.

   She is survived by her husband Bill Helms of Ovid, MI; son Jake and Beth Helms of Grand Rapids, MI; daughter Kylie and Aaron Hatter of Lansing, MI; three grandchildren: Hudson, Oakley, and Gracyn; brothers: Curtis and Kelly Wittenberg of Lake Linden, MI; Craig and Annie Wittenberg of Ovid, MI; mother-in-law Edie Helms of Holt, MI; brothers & sisters-in-law: Trisha and Jason Townsend of Holt, MI; Jim and Lisa Helms of Lansing, MI. She is also survived by nephews: Cole and Clay Wittenberg and Elijah Helms, many aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and brother-in-law Chad Helms.

    Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX, 75380. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

 

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Visitation

Monday, October 3, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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