Helen L. Swires, age 86, of Shreve, passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 28, 2012 at Joel Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, following a short illness.
She was born July 29, 1926 in Shreve to Byron and Florence (Peebles) Eason and was a graduate of Shreve High School. On May 14, 1947 she married Frank D. Swires, he preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1991. She was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ and had been a member of the Shreve American Legion Auxillary. Helen had formerly been on a bowling league for a number of years. She was known for her baking, especially her cookies.
Surviving are two sons, Brad Swires, of Lakeville, and Jim (Marcie) Swires, of Shreve; a grandson, Kyle (Alicia) Swires, of Shreve, and a great-grand baby due in February; two sisters, Virginia Wells and Marie Noe, both of Wooster, and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, by two infant daughters, a brother and sister-in-law Richard and Faye Eason, a sister and brother-in-law June and Earl Lake, and three brothers-in-law, Roy Wells, Howard Woodruff and Gene Noe.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve with Rev. Tom Benter officiating. Burial was in Bigelow Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691.