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Helen Marie (Callahan-MN, Parker, Misner & Vernia) Misner

Helen Marie (Callahan-MN, Parker, Misner & Vernia) Misner
  • July 9, 1936 - November 9, 2017
  • Elizabethtown, KY and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan
  • American Cancer Society
    1400 West Milham Road
    Portage, MI 49024

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“My dear beloved Mother, Barbie and I and our kids love you with all of our hearts and we will miss you and think of you often. We will cherish the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Russell and Barbara Parker - MI

“From one of the old Post Addition Crew. Bless you all ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Tomlinson - Fremont, OH

“Max Moaner Rusty Parker I send my DEEPEST SYMPATHIES, BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE GONE I'M SORRY,I JUST SAW THIS,IT'S TOO LATE TO COME. WOULD HAVE LOVED...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Teresa Morgan - Classmate

“What a great lady. LOVED her like a mother. She will be missed. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: EARL AND PAULETTE GILMORE - TX

“Love to all. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: George Weilenmann - Broken Arrow, OK

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Helen's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Love you Helen, you will be missed. Scott, I love you bro, I'm so sorry at least she's no longer in pain. What a real trooper. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Chris Loper - HOUSTON, TX

“Helen, I've always considered you my mom. You were truly an amazing woman and I admired your strength and tenacity you've shown your whole life. You...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Danelle Jensen - league city, TX


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Helen Marie (Callahan, Parker, Misner & Vernia) Misner of Elizabethtown, KY and formerly of Battle Creek, MI

Helen, age 81, died Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 at her son, Max's residence following a brief illness.

Helen, the daughter of Donald and Geneva (Babcock) Callahan, was born in Hastings, MI on July 9, 1936 and moved to Elizabethtown in 2007 to be with her family. She was a 1954 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and had been employed at VC Squires of Battle Creek which had been manufacturer of guitar strings until 1969. Helen enjoyed NASCAR especially # 2, Rusty Wallace and had been a Championship Stock Car Driver herself in the 1960's. She loved God and her church family, but her true passion in life was spending time with her family especially the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great granddaughter, Adaline.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Parker and by three husbands, Robert "Bob" Parker, Max E. Misner, II and George W. Vernia. Surviving are three sons, Max E. (Jody) Misner of Elizabethtown, KY, Scott (Martha) Misner of Galveston, TX and Russell (Barbie) Parker of Battle Creek; three step sons; a step daughter; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren and a great great-granddaughter, Adaline.

The Graveside Service to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Monday, November 13th at Noon at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI with Rev. James L. Sparks, officiating. Helen's family will greet friends on Sunday, November 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's honor may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1400 West Milham Road, Portage, MI 49024 or the BrightFocus Foundation, Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.