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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Heidi Joshua - Family

“I was lucky to know Helen Meeuwse. She is one of the best people I've had in my life. My family grew up across the street from her family so she was...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Barrett - Saline, MI

“Kay we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.Sincerely Dave and Ellen ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Kellay - Augusta, MI

“May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars. Love and hugs...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Luann Kucks - Kalamazoo, MI

“Aunt Helen we didnt want to face this day of heartache and tears. We will miss your laugh and love of McDonalds senior coffee and my gambling partner...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: sandy kay - Kalamazoo, MA

“The Barrett family sends their sincere condolences to the Meeuwsee family--Helen was a wonderful neighbor and a warm and friendly presence in our...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Lucas - Ann Arbor, MI

“Stacy, Stuart and Sandy, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Judith George (Le Roy) - Portage, MI

“Aunt Helen we will miss you and your funny personality You were always checking on mom and is kids as if we were yours. You could be upset about...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Russ Kay - Family

“Aunt Helen we will miss you and your funny personality You were always checking on mom and us kids as if we were yours. We could be upset about...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Russ Kay - Family

“What a lovely, charming, witty lady she was. I am so thankful that I was able to know her. Hoping you all can find comfort with beautiful memories...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kelli Palmer - Kalamazoo, MI


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Helen I. Meeuwse, 88, of Vicksburg, died April 8, 2020. Helen was born February 24, 1932 in Kalamazoo to Edward and Edna (Miles) Stacey. On February 19, 1949 she married Engbert Meeuwse.

Helen worked for The Gibson Guitar Company for 17 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and weeding.

Helen is survived by her three children, Kay (George) Kucinich, Brenda (Mike) Hills and Jerry (Karla Derington) Meeuwse; four grandchildren, Melissa McGuire, Anne (Paul) Bowgett, Duane (Emily) Kucinich and Miles Meeuwse; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Engbert, five brothers, Charles, Loyal, Ralph, Miles and Arnold Stacey and three sisters, Elizabeth Harden, Meda Ruse and Loraine Martin.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a service will be held later when it is safe for Helen's family and friends to be together and celebrate Helen's life. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.