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Mrs. Helene Wilson, age 70, of Greenville, passed away Monday evening, January 11, 2009 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids.

The daughter of Donald & Loretta (Weber) Punches, she was born on Dec. 8, 1939 in Grand Rapids. On Aug. 31, 1957, in Grand Rapids, she married Raymond Wilson and together they raised four children.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Helene was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 however she found her greatest joy in time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Ilene, at birth; her father, Donald Punches; her step-father, Daniel Cumberworth; a brother, Ron Weber; and a brother-in-law, Ron Wilson.

Surviving are her mother, Loretta Cumberworth of Grand Rapids; her loving husband of 52 years, Ray Wilson of Greenville; four adoring children, Cindy & Gary Smith of Belding, Mark Wilson of Grand Rapids, Pam & Al Comstock, and Michelle & Jon Clingerman, all of Greenville; eleven precious grandchildren, Katie & Brian Greene, Dustin & Alison Smith, Mailary Wilson, Mariah Wilson, Morgan Wilson, Kristin Comstock, Sarah Comstock, Alison Comstock, Meagan Bond, Adrienne Bond, and Erin Clingerman; and three special great grandchildren, Nathanael Greene, Charlotte Greene, and Benjamin Greene.

Also surviving are a sister, Patricia & Donald Huffman of Grand Rapids; a brother-in-law, Robert Wilson of Marne; a sister-in-law, Rita Rozelle of Belding; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

The Rev. Jerry Jones, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will officiate and burial will follow privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the charity of ones choice are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Helenes online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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  1. Anonymous on January 11, 2010 at 12:00 am


    01/28/2012 –

    Mailary Wilson

    Love you grandma!

    01/15/2010 –

    gail love

    to Ray, Pat, Loretta, and Helene’s family. I was sad to see Helene has passed away. I knew her when we were all young and carefree. She always was a happy person who loved to laugh and cook. I have good memories of us as teen agers and young wives and mother. She was the best.! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. gail

    01/14/2010 –

    Gregg Clingerman

    Michelle & Jon
    Sorry to here about the passing of your Mother. Mary and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of lost. May God bless your Mother and provide her with eternal life.
    Love Gregg & Mary

    01/14/2010 –

    Jerry Clingerman

    My sincere sympathy and love to the entire family.
    Special thoughts and prayers to Micki and Jon, and my grandchildren. Love…Hugs…and Kisses.

    01/14/2010 –

    jackie casey

    I am so sorry to here about Helene. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jackie

    01/13/2010 –

    Kerry Hillman

    Ray & Family
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    01/13/2010 –

    Darlene Wilson

    01/12/2010 –

    Kristin Mead of Cereal City Management

    To the Family of Helene Wilson, Your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Kristin

    01/12/2010 –

    Jiten Shah

    Please accept our sincere condolences from our Family and the Shamee Development Group. Our prayers are with you and the Family.
    Jiten, Lisa, Mike, Denise and Dawn

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