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Helen Marjorie Rapley
1915 - 2000
Helen, Saul, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Thomas A, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
HELEN MARJORIE (TICE) RAPLEY 1915-2000 Helen Rapley, 85, of Lynn Township, died Wednesday September 20, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, Michigan where she had been a patient for 10 days. She was born July 11, 1915 in Lynn Township, St. Clair County the daughter of the former Saul and Cora Ferguson Tice. She graduated from Eastern High School, Detroit in 1933 and returned to Lynn Township. Helen married Hilton L. Rapley in Yale September 24, 1938 with Jessie Molesworth and Herb Barr as attendants. Hilton died October 2, 1999. She had worked at Hamill Manufacturing in Yale for 15 years and retired with Hilton from farming in 1969. She was an active member of Cole United Methodist Church. Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law Mary and Ronald Doederlein of Lynn Township and grandsons James and (Vicki), David and (Fami) and granddaughters Shawn and (David) Fuller and Rachel and (Alan) Thompson; and 11 great-grandchildren and many friends. She is preceded in death by her son Howard Rapley May 4, 1986, four brothers and two sisters. A funeral ceremony in appreciation of the life, family and friends of Helen will be Saturday 11:00 A.M. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale, with committal services at Elmwood Cemetery, Yale. Rev. Hal Phillips, Pastor of Capac United Methodist Church and Rev. Debbie Brown, pastor of Cole United Methodist Church, will officiate. Visiting hours are Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday 2-4 & 6-8:00 P.M. Burial: September 23, 2000, Elmwood Cemetery, Yale, Michigan Memorials are suggested to Cole United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurses Association. Contributed by Mary Doederlein
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