Burtch, Helen B., Saginaw Township , Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper. Age 92 years. The daughter of the late Albert and Hattie (Hopkins) Souden, Helen was born on February 4, 1919 in Rives Junction, Michigan. Helen married Roy Burtch on August 20, 1941. He predeceased her on March 17, 1970. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, fishing and especially spending time with her family and friends. Helen is survived by three daughters, Hazel (Carl) Bohn, Chesaning; Lynda Schuster, New Lothrup, JeanAnne Burtch, Bay City; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha (Jay) Elsworth, Henderson, Michigan; Ruth Flegel, Ithaca; sister-in-law, Clara (Marv) Evon, Hemlock; several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Newman, a brother, Trooper Albert Souden, son-in-law, James Schuster, two brothers-in-law, Romaine Flegel and Everett Newman. Honoring Mrs. Burtch’s wishes cremation has taken place and no services will take place. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Salvation Army. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net