Helen Marie Burgess

Helen Marie Burgess, 88, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. 


Helen was born in Jackson, MI, on March 5, 1932, to Leonard and Marybelle Amelia (Ford) Cobb. 


On May 22, 1954, in Jackson, MI, she married Jerry who preceded her in death.  Surviving are her daughters, Linda Bell, Deb Burgess, and Pam (Danny) Bell, all of La Porte; 3 grandchildren, Shelrae (Daniel) Darkis, Tony (Lissa) Bell, and Heather Bell, all of La Porte; 3 great-grandchildren, Kieonn, Naru, and Isaiah; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 3 sisters, Mary Klassen, Louise Lynch, and Joyce Kuntz; brother, Bud Cobb; and son, Steve Bell.


Helen was a receptionist at Applegate Clinic for many years.  She enjoyed snowmobiling with her husband, traveling, and BINGO.  Most importantly, Helen dearly loved her family and helped raise her grandchildren.


Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.


Due to guidelines established by the State of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383.                                 


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