Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 

 

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Service Information

Sena (Ellens) Helms 
Visitation:  Saturday, August 24, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo 
Funeral Home and Monday, August 26, from 10 - 10:45 am at Second Byron Center CRC, followed by the service at 11 am 
Service: 11 am Monday, August 26, at Second Byron Center CRC, 7588 Byron Center Ave. SW

Cemetery: Richland Twp. Cemetery 
Memorials: Northern Michigan Christian School, 128 Martin St, McBain, MI 49657 or Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave SE #115, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

 

Sena (Ellens) Helms, age 95, of Grand Rapids, entered the arms of Jesus on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Evart; a daughter, Diane; seven brothers and six sisters and their spouses; and Evart's sister and brother-in-law. Sena will be dearly missed by her family whom she loved deeply, including her children, Evart (Marcia) Helms, Marilyn (Jim) Proudfit, Evelyn (Judson) Afman, Diane (John) Lutke, Dean (Marlene) Helms, Karla (Gordon) Oosting; 21 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of Medilodge and Kindred Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Sena. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, and on Monday, August 26, from 10 - 10:45 am at Second Byron Center CRC, 7588 Byron Center Ave. SW, where the funeral service will begin at 11 am. Rev. Adam Nordyke will officiate. Interment will be in Richland Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Michigan Christian School or Kindred Hospice. 
 
STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

Comments  

# Marcie Cowan 2019-08-21 01:08
Dear Jenna,
I loved our talks about family and traditions... I’m so sorry that your Grandma left this earthly realm. The Lord has her in His hand... as my dear uncle would say, “Keep your wheels straight and your socks up!” It was always punctuated with his smile and thumbs up. Stay strong and remember the hymn, “Till we meet again”
# Bob&Nancy Grevenstuk 2019-08-20 19:45
Dean, Marlene and family, Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers for your loss of a dearly loved mother and grandmother. We rejoice with you as you celebrate her homecoming to be with Jesus and as she is now reunited with your dad and other family members.

Bob and Nancy Grevenstuk
# Connie and Jim Bolt 2019-08-19 23:53
Dear Dean, Marlene, Nikki and Kelly:

Our prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

Jim and Connie Bolt

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