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Helen  M.  Beecher
  • St. Francis Retreat Center
    703 E. Main St.
    DeWitt , MI 48820

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“I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Dianne Sweeter - Battle Creek, MI

“I work at the VHC, I have had the pleasure of helping take care of Helen. She was the sweetest lady I have ever meant. I always held her hand during...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jamie Johnson - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Dear Beecher family, we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother. She leaves a wonderful legacy by all of you. May God's...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: John and Cindy Bauman - MI

“I have fond memories of how nice Mrs. Beecher was to me whenever I was at their house. She was always kind and pleasant to be around throughout my...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Gary Mulgrew - Darien, IL


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Helen M. (Campbell) Beecher, 88, of Battle Creek, passed on Thursday morning, December 17, 2020.

Helen was born on September 15, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Glenn and Gertrude Campbell. She graduated from Jones Commercial High School. She later worked in the business office of Leila Hospital.

Helen was an avid reader and liked to knit and crochet. She also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She loved spending time at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, MI.

On September 8, 1951, Helen was united in marriage to Robert C. "Bob" Beecher. He sadly preceded her in death on February 6, 2018. She was also preceded by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, and her grandson, Robert Beecher.

Helen is survived by her eight children, Robert (Wol Kyun) Beecher, Catherine (Paul) Higgins, Terese (Ted) Koch, Mary Ford, Timothy (Lynette) Beecher, Patricia (William) Vaughan, Valerie Samuels and Michael Beecher; her sister, Jean Jensen; twenty four grandchildren; and thirty one great-grandchildren.

Helen's family will greet friends on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Battle Creek, where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 23, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 92 N. Capital Ave., with Father James E. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park cemetery in Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's honor may be made to St. Francis Retreat Center.

Helen's family extends a special thank you and service recognition to our brother-in-law, Bill Vaughan for spending his first years of retirement caring for our mother.