Helen Camellia Pape of Silverwood, age 77, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018,at McLaren Bay Region Hospital.
Helen was born April 28, 1941, in West Branch to the late Louis and Helen (David) Migan. She married Joseph Pape on August 25, 1962, in Prescott. Helen retired from Caro Community Schools in 1997 after 25 years of teaching science. She has been a member of Mayville United Methodist Church since 1971 where she was a Sunday School teacher. Helen was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group, the United Methodist Mission Team, the Loose Threads Quilt Club and the Flow Blue International Collectors Club. She loved quilting, gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Helen is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph; two children: David (Jill) Pape and Jennifer Bailey; six grandchildren: Jonathan (Alanna) Pape, Amy (Andrew) Kaschalk, Kelli Pape, Landon Bailey, Dalton Bailey and Lyndee Bailey; four great-grandchildren: Liliana Pape, David Pape, James Pape and Emmett Kaschalk; one sister, Louise Bohrer; and special family friend, David Preston.
She was preceded in death by her son, Matthew in 1983 and one sister, Grace Gascoyne in 1989.
The Family will receive visitors from 2-8 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018, at Avram Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Rd., Mayville, MI 48744 with Pastor Carole Brown officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mayville United Methodist Church or the Mayville United Methodist Mission Team.
Friends may share an online condolence at www.Avramfuneralhome.com.