Helen Louise Swem

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Helen Louise Swem

March 30, 1936 - November 04, 2018

Helen Louise Swem Helen Louise Swem, 82, Neosho, entered into rest peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018. She was born March 30, 1936 in Neosho to Joe and Nellie (Wolfe) Young.
Helen was a lifelong Neosho area resident and was a member of the NHS class of 1954. For over 25 years, she worked in the Newton County Courthouse, both in the Assessor's office, as well as serving as the Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds.
Helen was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ, The Women's Republicans of Newton County, Newton County Republican Central Committee, and a former ABWA member. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Helen also enjoyed cake decorating, baking, embroidery and travel.
Helen married Bob Swem on Dec. 22, 1953 in Neosho; he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2011. She is survived by three children: Steve Swem, of Neosho, Linda and James Smith, of Franklin, Tenn., and Debbie Brinkoetter; in-laws, Don and Geri Swem, of Neosho and Lynn Swem, of Seneca, Mo.; a cousin, Georgia Lee Cooper, of Anderson, Mo.; niece, Jackie Graue, of Joplin, Mo.; nephew, Buddy Burr, of Branson, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Amanda and Bobby Dickey, Ryan and Shelly Swem, Philip Swem, Jennifer and Kyle Calvert, Brandon Smith, Kristen and Aaron Anderson; six great-grandchildren: Haley, Abbi, Katie, Jayden, Karter and Lilian; one great-granddaughter, Emma; coming soon; one great-great-grandson, Bentley, coming soon; and numerous other family and friends.
Services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho. Rick Hyder, Brandon Smith, Glen Honeycutt and John Deffenbaugh will officiate services. A private family burial will be held at the Diamond Cemetery. The family will have a time of visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Clark Funeral Home from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.
Contributions to honor Helen may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.
Published on November 6, 2018
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