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Obituary-Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes, 80

Helen Lois (Gehring) Janes
12-2-1941 – 8-1-2022
She passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side.
Helen was born in Kendell, MI and was a life long resident in the Plainwell area.
She was very dedicated to and involved with family, working with her husband, Tom Janes, in many capacities. Mainly his photography business. Helen was a long term employee at Big Top Market in Plainwell, from where she retired.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom in 2013. Her parents , Lewis and Bernice (Ritchie) Gehring, sisters Donna Gehring and Leora (Gehring) Bacon, and Brother Henry Gehring.
Surviving are, her sons, Rodney Janes of Plainwell, Dennis (Amy) Janes of Bedford Twp.
Grandchildren, Michelle (James) Flynn of Tomahawk, Kentucky. Abigail (Brandon) Groetsma of Otsego, MI. Paige Collins of Bedford Twp, MI.
Sisters Audrey McKinstry of Otsego, MI; Linda (Bill) Hinga of Climax, MI; Brother Kenneth Gehring of Kalamazoo MI
Along with numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces , nephews, and cousins.
Cremation has taken place.
A luncheon/gathering to celebrate Helen’s life will be announced at a later date.
Any contributions and donations in Helen’s memory can be made in her name to Centria Care Navigators (formerly Hospice Care of S.W Michigan) in Kalamazoo, Mi.

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