Date of Death:  January 29, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jamey Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lower Flatbush Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Helen Ilene Hammond, 89, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023 at her home.

She was born December 4, 1933 in Rosedale, Indiana, the daughter of Ernest and Emily (Whitecotton) Carrithers.

Helen earned her associate’s degree in childcare from Glen Oaks Community College. She was a homemaker and then worked in manufacturing.

She loved cooking and loved her family. She cared for littles as a Foster Grandmother at Huss School, and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.

Remaining to cherish Helen’s memory are her children, Michael Burrell, William Hammond, Charles Hammond, Colleen Hanni; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Janet) Carrithers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by eight siblings.

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  1. Aunt Helen, I have always loved you and I know you loved me. While I lived in Michgan, You stepped in where my mother could not be there for me. Thank you for the support, love, and helping me to grow. I will forever be grateful to you and your children – my cousins for welcoming me. You will be missed here on earth, but you will be welcomed home by your loved ones that have preceded you. Please continue to watch over me. I can already see you and mom crying and hugging and mom of course asking you why you wait so long? See you aunt Helen, mom. and the rest of the family in the near future.
    To; Mike, Bill, Chuck, and Colleen, my condolences. Aunt Helen will always be there with you. So many family memories. You all are blessed with a wonderful mother in this life and the next one. Until we all meet up again love strong and stay close. Prayers of peace and comfort for all of you.

    • Thanks Debbie and family, Mom sure loved all of her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She had an amazing relationship with Aunt Doris, Aunt Phyllis, and Aunt Pat and I know they are together again

  2. I will truly miss you Aunt Helen, you were my favorite Aunt. I remember how you always called me pretty girl. I loved you dearly and always will, see you in the promise land soon. Your niece Carolyn

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