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Public and private services scheduled for Helen DeVos

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The DeVos family will hold public and private services to honor the late Helen DeVos, who died on Wednesday, October 18. 

The Grand Rapids philanthropist and conservative political donor died from complications of a stroke after being diagnosed with leukemia at age 90. 

DeVos was the wife of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos, and is the mother-in-law of the current U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. 

Public Celebration of Life events for Mrs. DeVos include visitation Monday, October 23 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Ambassador Ballroom from 2 to 8 p.m.; a simulcast of the private funeral service on Tuesday, October 24 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Ambassador Ballroom; and a public reception from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Ambassador Ballroom.

For more information about the life of Helen DeVos or the funeral arrangements, visit HelenDeVos.com

This post has been updated to include more accurate information regarding the celebration of life services.

Bryce Huffman was Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter and host of Same Same Different. He is currently a reporter for Bridge Detroit.
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