Helen Mitchell Swain 1921-2019

Swan Song

MISSOULA - Helen Mitchell Swain at the age of 97, passed away June 27 in Missoula, Mont.

Helen was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Madisonville, Ky. to Frank and Bessie Simmons Mitchell. The family moved to Pierce, Fla. when she was six years old. She graduated from Mulberry High School.

Helen was married to William E. Swain, Jr. and they had two children Linda and Billy. They lived a long and happy life together in Wellswood neighborhood in Tampa, Fla. She retired from the GTE Yellowpages Co. and enjoyed traveling, sewing and playing piano.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister Betty.

She is survived by: her children Linda Burkett and William E. Swain III and wife Cassy; two grandsons Ronald Burkett Jr. and Dale Burkett and wife Tammy; and one great grandson Taylor.

Helen was a member of Mission Bible Fellowship Church in Seeley Lake and volunteered for several years at Loving Hearts Thrift Store. She was buried in Tampa, Fla. July 5. A celebration of life will be held in Seeley Lake later in July.


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