Keane, Helen Marie (Lash), Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her home. Age 88 years. Daughter of the late Alexander and Ruth (Buckley) Lash, Helen was born in Saginaw and resided there the majority of her life. She was a faithful member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, The Catholic Women’s League, Covenant Healthcare Auxiliary, and a volunteer at Covenant Healthcare - Harrison. Helen is survived by her brother, Lewis (Carole) Lash, Miami, FL; sons: Kevin (Carol) Keane, Flushing, MI and Scott (Margaret) Keane, Grand Rapids, MI; daughter-in-law, Coleen Keane, Traverse City, MI; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret (William) Hayes; and son, Shawn Keane. Special thanks to her friends, Shirley, Doris, and Joan, without whom she could not have remained independent; her most fervent wish. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn St. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Sunday August 24, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Helen will lie in state at the church on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or the Saginaw Public Library of your choice, Large Text Section. Please share your thoughts and memories with Helen’s family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.