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Helen (Smiley) Cissney

December 10, 1934 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Helen Cissney Obituary

Helen Cissney age 89 of Brighton passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024. Born on December 10, 1934 to Rex and Wanda Smiley in Sacramento, California. Helen grew up with 5 brothers and 1 sister. One of her favorite memories of her childhood included when her dad bought her a horse and she would ride her horse all the time. Per her father’s rules, she was not allowed to date until she turned 20. Around that time, she started dating a long time family friend’s son who she had known since she was a young child. George, lovingly known as “Bubby”. He married Helen a year after they started dating. Helen and Bubby were blessed with 3 beautiful children, Rexann, George and Esther. When they moved to Michigan Helen and her husband opened their own business, Cissney Septic Tank Company. Helen answered the phones and assisted with business operations. As a child she loved animals. She was known for rescuing animals in abusive situations and picking up a stray dog or cat. Her hobbies included shopping and dancing. She was also proud to be a Sunday school teacher. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, daughter Rexann, and her 5 brothers and 1 sister. Helen was proud to be the last one standing of her siblings after being a cancer survivor. She had looked forward to turning 90. Survivors include: her son George, daughter Esther; grandchildren, Timmy (Jessica), Christeenia (Alex), Charles, Angie (Bruce), Michelle, Heather (Bob), George III (Rachael); great grandchildren, Kendra (Blake), Brice, Alyssa, Dakota (Lucas), George IIII, Aliana, Kaylee, Wesley and Ayla; great great grandchild, August. She will be lovingly missed by all that knew her.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Herrmann Funeral Home
1005 E. Grand River
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Committal
Thursday
January 25, 2024

1:15 PM
Brighton Hills Cemetery
Flint Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Donations

Humane Society of Livingston County

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