Helen Pauline Stephens, 90, died March 13, 2021, at Stratford Pines Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Midland, Michigan. The daughter of the late Augustus and Pauline Schlesinger (Wrook), she was born in Lansing, Michigan, on October 13, 1930.
Helen graduated from Michigan State College with a teaching degree. In 1952 she married William “Bill” Stephens, her husband of 65 years. For most of their married life they lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before moving to Riverside Place in Midland. Over the years Helen worshipped at Sparta Baptist Church (Sparta), Trinity Baptist Church (Grand Rapids), and Sunrise Baptist Church (Midland). She praised Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and for the grace of God. Loving others as Christ loved her was her goal, and she came alongside many who struggled.
Surviving are her sons and their wives: Philip and Susan Stephens of Midland; David and Lynne Stephens of Arvada, Colorado; and John and Beverly Stephens of Katy, Texas. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband.
A private family memorial will take place at a later time. Interment will be in Poseyville Cemetery. Memorials may be offered to The Gideons International.
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