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Helen E. Harbin

October 11, 1927 September 18, 2018
Helen E. Harbin
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Obituary for Helen E. Harbin

HARBIN, Helen E. - Age 90, of Flint formerly of Linden, died Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St, Fenton. Fr. Ryan Riley celebrant. Visitation will be held Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton Thursday from 6-9 PM and at church Friday from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 Copas Road, Owosso, MI 48867.

Helen was born October 11, 1927 in Oelwein, IA, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Perry) McAvinchey. She was a graduate of Davison High School; received a Bachelor of Science and Nursing from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN; and her Masters Degree from U of M Ann Arbor. She married Robert J. Harbin April 11, 1953 in Davison and he preceded her in death April 11, 2000. Helen worked as a home health care nurse in Baltimore, MD and as a supervising nurse in the ER at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint; she then worked as a Registered Nurse for the Flint Community Schools, followed by many years of teaching nursing at Mott Community College and at the Genesee Area Skill Center. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where she had an abiding interest in being involved in missions, such as Befrienders.

Surviving are: her children, Thomas (Marion Saffer) Harbin of Pittsboro, NC, David (Frances) Harbin of Republic, Kathleen (Tim) Thomas of Bellevue, WA, Jean Sarver of Roseville, Joan Harbin of Cumming, GA, and James Harbin of Linden; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Patrick McAvinchey of Davison and Thomas (Carolyn) McAvinchey of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joseph McAvinchey. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Sep

6:00 PM 9/20/2018 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9/20/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

21

Sep

9:30 AM 9/21/2018 9:30:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

600 North Adelaide Street
Fenton, MI 48430

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
600 North Adelaide Street Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

21

Sep

10:00 AM 9/21/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

600 North Adelaide Street
Fenton, MI 48430

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
600 North Adelaide Street Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John Cemetery-Fenton Final Resting Place

600 N. Adelaide St.
Fenton, MI 48430

600 N. Adelaide St. Fenton 48430 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice House of Shiawassee County

2005 Copus Rd
Owosso , Michigan 48867
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