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Helen Louise Dean

October 24, 1950 — October 16, 2022

Helen Louise Dean, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Helen was born October 24, 1950 the daughter of James William "Bill" and Mae Belle (Angell) Jenkins. She received her G.E.D. from Lakeview High School. Helen was employed for 11 years at the Federal Center in Battle Creek until she was disabled and retired due to health complications.

Helen was formerly married to William Foster. Surviving are her special friend, Cathy Novelli; daughter, Sonya (Keith) Ray of Paw Paw, MI; granddaughter, Ashley Volz; two great-grandsons, Liam and Rowan Volz; a sister, Sally Jenkins of Battle Creek; a brother, Danny Jenkins of Battle Creek and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Donna Rose and four brothers, Don, Lyle, Jerold and Jesse.

Helen is a member of East Leroy Community Church, where her sister-in-law, Kathy Jenkins, is the pastor. She enjoys playing pool and formerly played softball and enjoyed bowling. She also enjoyed fishing and camping.

Per Helen's wishes, her cremated remains will be scattered by her family in places loved by Helen. A memorial service will be held on October 29, 2022 at East Leroy Community Church starting at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Leroy Community Church. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care. Personal messages for Helen's family may be placed at

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

East Leroy Community Church

4502 L Dr S, East Leroy, MI 49051

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