Helen May Alward

Hale, Michigan
April 11, 1923 - March 26, 2019


Visitation for Helen will take place 4-8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.

Service Location

Hale First United Methodist Church


Funeral ceremony for Helen will take place 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Monday, April 1, 2019 at Hale United Methodist Church, 201 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan. Pastor Melvin Leach will officiate. Interment will take place in Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Obituary Notice

Helen May Alward, age 95, of Hale, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019 at Hale Creek Manor in Hale, Michigan with family by her side.

Helen was born April 11, 1923 in Romeo, Michigan the oldest daughter of the late Roy and Lucille (Quick) Bauer. She married William W. Alward on October 5, 1944 in Romeo, Michigan and together raised two children, Nancy and Robert. Helen had owned and operated Rollways Resort in Hale, Michigan alongside her husband, William. She was an active member of the Hale United Methodist Church and the Wicker Hills Golf Club. She enjoyed playing BINGO, sewing, painting the birdhouses that William made and crafts of all kinds.

Helen is survived by her children, Nancy (Larry) Molloy, Robert (Kathy) Alward; grandchildren, Shawn (Deb) Molloy, Colleen (Matt) Brinker, Brian (Laura) Molloy and Robert D. (Stacy) Alward; ten great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William in 2013; brothers, Walter Bauer and John Bauer; sister, Joanne Bond.

Visitation will take place from 4-8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739. Funeral ceremony will take place 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Monday, April 1, 2019 at Hale United Methodist Church, 201 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Pastor Melvin Leach will officiate. Interment will take place in the Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hale Creek Manor or Hale United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Hale Creek Manor

Hale United Methodist Church


Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Hale, Michigan


Helen was a great lady sorry for your family's loss prAyers for family
— Sandy and Wayne denstedt
Bob &Kathy-Sending our sincere sympathies for the loss of your dear mom. Helen will be missed by many.
— Don & Margy Holzheuer
Many prayers and my deepest condolences for the Alward family. Helen was always a wonderful person and a faithful and caring member of Hale UMC.
— Pastor David Goudie
So sorry to hear about Helen, she was such a sweet lady, prayers to her family, sorry I can not be there.
— Elaine Bielby
I will always remember Helen as one of my mother’s wonderful friends in Hale and Florida.RIP sister.
— Karen Emery
Helen was a dear friend and deepest condolences to her family. I was looking forward to a visit with her again this spring. She will be deeply missed. Marie Denstedt Summerville, SC
— Marie Denstedt
Bob & Kathy.....thinking of you at this time with much sympathy.
— Carol & Rick Barnes
Helen will be missed by many - she was a true lady. Deepest sympathy.
— Dee Dee Brinkman
You have our deepest sympathies Bob and Kathy.
— T.J.Gertz
Bob & Kathy,
My deepest sympathy to you on your loss of your beautiful Mom. I have many memories of your Mom and my Mom. Helen always had a smile when you saw her. She was a real treasure. Her presence here on earth will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you.
— Cheryl ( Heuss ) Niemi
What a dear, sweet lady she was! She will be missed by many. Bob and Kathy---hugs to you both.
— Nancy Kolodziejski
Deepest condolences to the family. She was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
— Fred & Peggy Lewis
Mrs. Alward was my 4H leader and taught me sewing and cooking. I'm grateful for her teaching me those skills. Wishing Nancy, Bob and all loved ones the peace needed to deal with their loss.
— Lynn Crawford Husk
Nancy and Larry, May your many beautiful memories bring you solace in her passing and strength to continue her great works. Lean not until your own understanding....My strength comes from the Lord...
— Ann Gasperich
I got the pleasure of meeting Helen last summer. Such a sweet lady. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for her family and friends. Claudia Struble
— Claudia Struble
So sorry to hear this sad news. Our deepest sympathy to you. May she rest in gentle peace. Keeping
Aunt Helen and you in our prayers. Love, Jimmy and Sandra
— Jimmy and Sandra
Bob & Kathy,
Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of Helen.
— Deb & Rhonda
Bob & Kathy, So very sorry for your loss. Love & Prayers
— Tootie
We are so sorry for your Loss. May God be with you in this sad time. Sincerely, Marlene and Denny Polishak
— Marlene Noll Polishak
So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a special lady that I always enjoyed seeing at church. She will be missed not only by her family but by many others. God's blessings and peace to her family. Sandi
— Sandra Helms
Bob & Kathy and Family,
So very sorry to her of your Mom's passing. She was a very special lady, loved by all. She will surely be missed,
always enjoyed visiting with her. May God give you and your family his love and peace.
— Shirley DeShano
Helen was a WONDERFUL friend! I will truly miss her. I loved visiting her and playing dominoes together.
— Lucille Lauria
Our deepest sympathy to the
Alward family.
— Jack and Paula Lucas
Mighty fine lady. My sincere sympathy Bob and Kathy
— Dick Pfahl
Thoughts and Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
— Jackie Kennedy
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Sympathy and prayers for your family.
— Barbara Sortor

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