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Helen W. Swanson - 94

9/5/1923 - 2/6/2018
Ohio, IL
Helen W. Swanson Helen W. Swanson, age 94, of Ohio, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Helen was born September 5, 1923 in Princeton the daughter of Ferris and Gladys (Davis) Paden. She married Guy B. Sisler, Jr. He died during WWII. She later married Richard W. Swanson on November 26, 1948. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2005. Helen was a mother and homemaker who loved spending time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events. She enjoyed raising and showing Appaloosa horses with her husband and granddaughters, Dawn and Stacy. Living are her beloved family members: one daughter, Barbara DeBruhl of Sun Prairie, Wis.; one step daughter, Kathy Head of Monticello; one sister, Betty Bass of Walnut; four grandchildren, Dawn (Phil) Hasz, Brooks (Carol) DeBruhl, Stacy (Mike) Weiner and Josh (Rebekah Burwell) DeBruhl; two step granddaughters, Darla (Gary) Lynn and Chris (Tim) Harman; seven great grandchildren, Derek DeBruhl, Keely Brown, Brady DeBruhl, Cody Hasz, Sylvia Hasz, Cooper Hasz and Zoey Weiner; six step great grandchildren, Mallory Lynn, Brittany Lynn, Dan Harman, Nathan Harman, Zachary Harman, and Jenna Harman; and several nieces and nephews, who meant the world to her. She was preceded in death by both husbands; her parents; two sisters, Phyllis Pomeroy and Roberta Thompson; her son-in-law, Buddy DeBruhl; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Bass and Joe Pomeroy. A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, February 12, 2018 from 10 – 11:00 AM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Lloyd Johnson of the Utica Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Ohio. Memorials have been established to the Ohio Fire Department, American Heart Association, Diabetes Association or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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