MAPLE CITY — Helen Mallion, 74 of Maple City, passed away on July 2, 2014, at home. She was born on April 21, 1940, in Traverse City, the daughter of the late Leon and Lila (Baynton) Gardner.
Helen’s hobbies included needle crafts, crossword puzzles, reading, music and the Detroit Tigers.
She played piano at various churches including the last at Maple City Community Church.
Surviving Helen are her children, Lisa (Vern) Irish, Douglas (Michelle) Hilton, Edward (Elise) Hilton, Marcia Hilton, Jonathan (Angela) Hilton, Bridget Hilton, Suzanne (Rick) Brince and William Mallion; 25 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, Harley Hilton; her second husband, Delbert Mallion; and her brother, Richard Gardner.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the Maple City Community Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or Hospice of Michigan, 932 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac, MI 49601.
Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.