Mrs. Helen Louise (Swearingen) Graham, age 89, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 13, 1928, in Adams County, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Christian and Ella Grace (Ayers) Swearingen. She was raised in Decatur, Ohio and was a 1946 graduate of the West Union High School in West Union, Ohio. Helen was united in marriage on June 21, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late, Nelson Lindsay “Red” Graham and to this union arrived three children to bless their home. Helen and Red shared 56 years of marriage together until Red passed away on December 16, 2008. In her early years of life, Helen was employed for Cole Bakes Insurance in Vevay, Indiana. Helen was later employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, retiring in 1993, after 37 years of service. She was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana and the Vevay American Legion Post !85 Ladies Auxiliary. Helen enjoyed sewing, working crossword puzzles, socializing with her family and friends and having a glass of wine overlooking the Ohio River. Helen passed away at 4:00 am, Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.
Helen will be dearly missed by her daughter, Christi Dixon and her husband: David of Henderson, KY; her son, Mark Graham and his wife: Deanna of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Jesse Dixon and his wife: Kate, Neil Dixon and his wife: Meredith, Nathan Graham, and his wife: Taylor Natalie Dickerson and her husband: Josh, Evan Graham; her great-grandchildren, Tessa Dixon, Arya Dickerson and Nora Dixon; her brother, Dale Swearingen of Medina, OH; her sister, Sandy Ditmer of Hillsboro, OH; her sister-in-law, Jean Adkins of Versailles, IN and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian and Ella Grace (Ayers) Swearingen; her husband, Nelson Lindsay “Red” Graham, died December 16, 2008; her son, Brett Lee Graham, died February 16, 2008 and her sister, Bobbie Holiday.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.