Helen Place

Obituary of Helen Place

Helen Louise Place

Lansing, Michigan


Helen Louise Place, 82, passed away on April 21, 2018.  She was born November 26, 1935 to Marvin and Edith (Allen) Sledge in Chattanooga, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Place in 1996; infant son, James; son, Robert; sister, Martha; and brother, Bud.  She is survived by 3 daughters, Mary (Donald) MacLaren, Debbie Dougan, and Candace (Tony) Geiger; 4 sons, Pat Dougan, Mike Dougan, David Place, and Charles (Dawn) Dougan; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Pratt; sister, Marie Pratt, and her beloved dog, Brutus.  She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Teamsters Union.  She was a bus driver for the East Lansing Public Schools for 30 years.  Funeral Service is 1:00 PM Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Chapel at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 4444 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing.  Visitation will be 12-1 PM prior to the service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to Capital Area Humane Society.  The family is being served by Tiffany Funeral Home.  Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com