Dennis, Helen

Helen Dennis, 89, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare in Defiance, Ohio.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in Delta, Ohio, the daughter of Bernard and Melissa (Welch) Fisher. In 1939, she married Henry Wilson in Wauseon, Ohio, he preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1964.  Helen remarried on Aug. 1, 1969, to Robert Dennis.  He also preceded her in death, on Feb. 16, 1984.

Helen was a homemaker living in the Morenci area since 1950. She was a member of the Morenci American Legion Auxiliary Post #368 and attended the Adrian Senior Center.

Survivors include four sons, Marvin (and Diane) Wilson of Baldwin, Mich., Alan (and Nancy) Wilson of Defiance, Ohio, Richard (and Carol) Wilson of Warner Robins, Ga., and Rev. Rod (and Debra) Wilson of Adrian; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Besides her first and second husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Shirley, in 1944; two sisters, Letha Fisher and Velma Brink; a brother, Leslie Fisher; and step-father, Austin Lawrence.

The funeral service is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, with Rev. Rod Wilson and Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Champel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.