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Helen M. Anderson, 95, of Midland passed away on August 11, 2019 at Midland’s Kings Daughters. She was born on January 25, 1924 to the late Alfred and Evelyn (Pepper) Kinney. On July 7, 1945, Helen married Lloyd Merrill who passed on December 3, 1960. On November 4, 1973 she married, Richard E. Anderson, and they had 35 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on December 25, 2009.

Helen worked as a public school teacher and then went on to teach as a professor at Northwood University. She was a charter member of United Church of Christ where she was very involved and was the treasurer. Helen loved her flowers, arts and crafting.

Helen is survived by her children, Carl (Peg) Merrill of Parton, MD, Rob (Rose) Merrill of Midland, grandchildren, Carmen Merrill, Elizabeth, Merrill, Amy Thrash, Heather McFall, Aaron Merrill, Steven Merrill, Holly Burkholder and Heather Velez. She is also survived by her sister, Saran Stauffer. Helen predeceased by six additional siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at United Church of Christ, with Rev. Roger C. Pancost officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 10 am until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the United Church of Christ.

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