Bovee, Helen

Written by David Green.

Helen Bovee, 83, of Wakefield Dr., Morenci, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at home. She was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Macon Twp., the daughter of Carroll and Marie (Scharer) Rathbun.  On May 11, 1943, she married Keith Bovee in Clayton.  He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1982.

 

Helen was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Morenci, former Chesterfield Township Clerk and Evergreen Schools secretary and cook.  She enjoyed reading, playing the piano and watching sports, especially the Detroit Tigers.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (and Alan) Pummell of Morenci and Kathy (and David) Selman of Adrian; three sons, Brian (and Janet) Bovee and Barry (and Linda) Bovee, both of Adrian, and Forrest "Fred" (and Bev) Bovee of Morenci; one brother, Walter "Keith" (and Betty) Rathbun of Weston; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Carolyn Wilsberg.

Besides her husband, Keith, Helen was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service is planned Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Jack Cahill officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Congregational Church or the Stair Public Library.

 

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