Helen M. Chupp, age 90, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village.
She was born March 20, 1919, in Warsaw, Ind., a daughter of the late J.C. and Inez (Whitacre) Kyle and has been a resident of Sturgis since 1977, moving here from Warsaw.
On Dec. 28, 1934, in Warsaw, she married Irvin Frey. This marriage ended in divorce. On Dec 11, 1955, she married Harvey S. Chupp in Elkhart, Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1961.
Helen had been employed for several restaurants including the Chicken Coop and Murphy Mart in Sturgis and also in Warsaw and Goshen, Ind. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed playing Yahtzee.
Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Antonides of Sturgis; five grandchildren, Brad Antonides of Warsaw, Bart (Sonia) Antonides of Roanoke, Ind., Brian (Teresa) Antonides of Syracuse, Ind., Cheryl (Larry) Criswell of Warsaw and Elaine (Randy) Heath of Portage; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; infant daughter, Sherry Ann Frey; great-great-grandson, Jeremy Criswell; son-in-law, Donald (Tony) Antonides; two brothers and one sister.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2- 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Helen M. Chupp will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Mr. Larry Wallman, officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, Ind. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.