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 



Service Information

Helen I. (Canaan) Murray 
Service: 11 am Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE Enter at Door I

Memorials: Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508 or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada, MI 49301.

Helen I. (Canaan) Murray, age 95, of Kentwood, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Helen was born in 1924 to Lawrence and Ida Canaan in Big Rapids, MI, the youngest of six children. After high school she moved to Grand Rapids to work in the war factories. She remained in Grand Rapids where she met and married Harold Murray after he returned from serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. Helen was a loving wife and mother and also worked in the office at Keebler Baker. In her later years, she and Harold enjoyed camping and golfing together. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her sisters, Edna (Maurice) Larsen, Ruth (Gordon) Freiberg, Kathleen (Ray) Poselenzny; her brothers, John (Clara Marie) Canaan, Jim (Margaret) Canaan.  Helen will be missed by her son, Rodney Murray; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Kentwood Community Church,1200 60th St. SE (enter at Door I). Memorial contributions may be made to Kentwood Community Church or Hospice of Michigan. Rodney expresses his sincere thanks to the staff of Samaritas for their wonderful care given to Helen. 


1095 68TH ST SE


# Barbara Cote 2020-01-12 20:53
May you rest in peace Aunt Helen - you were a wonderful Aunt and will be missed. Love Barbara
# Helen Murray 2019-12-26 23:11
Rod it was with sadness we heard Helen had passed
to be with her Lord and Savior,
but the blessing, is the Lords promise of every lasting life,
Helen and your family, has allways been like a
Mother and Father to me,
always interested in our joys
and there advice was always in my best interest.
we all meet during our years of service at M & H Wood Products mid 70s. & the unforgettable Chili cook offs at the Cottage Bar,
helens bail bondsman,) the smile continues )
Elizabeth and Todd Suess

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