Helen Benjamin

Helen L. Benjamin

Delta Township

Helen L. Benjamin, 89, passed away March 6, 2014.  She was born February 26, 1925 in Vermontville, MI, daughter to the late Harry and Lois (Hall) Hawes.  Helen was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, enjoyed spending winters down south, traveling, and playing cards with family and friends.

Survivors include her children: Larry (Barb), Kevin, Nancy Squier, Lois (Keith) Wright, Linda (Jeff) McNamara and Karen (Mark) Dymond; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and brother Harry "Joe" Hawes.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth, infant daughters Alice and Mary, sister Kathleen Hawes, and son-in-law Jerry Squier.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Fr. James Eisele on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church, 345 Edwards St., Grand Ledge.  The rite of committal will follow at Delta Center Cemetery, Delta Twp., Eaton County.  The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a vigil service starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Memorial donations may be made to Capital Area Humane Society or the   Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Michael Church family for the comfort they gave over the years; also to Clare Bridge of Delta and Country Acres AFC of Eaton Rapids for all their compassionate care.




Published in Lansing State Journal from Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, 2014