Helen Marie (Hovis) Swartz

Born: Sun., Aug. 21, 1938
Died: Thu., Dec. 24, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 29, 2020
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Dec. 29, 2020
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Music by The Piano Brothers

On Thursday December 24, 2020 Helen Marie Swartz, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 82.

Helen, also known as Mo, was born August 21st, 1938. She had 15 brothers and sisters all but 3 have preceded her in death. She leaves behind her brothers Bob and Edwin Hovis and a dear sister Marjorie Caldwell.

Helen was a hard worker who retired from Anchor Glass in Winchester, Indiana in 1998. She raised 4 children, Marvin Swartz also known as Dale. Patty Crawford, Tina Filby (husband Vaughn) and Sheri Perrault (husband Rick)

Helen enjoyed going to church and reading books. Most importantly Helen loved her family more than anything. She had 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Robin Ginger (husband Johnny) and her children Hayley, Hayden, and Inn. Jesse Jones (Girlfriend Cheryl) and his children Conner and Kaylee. Brock Sutliff (wife Courtney) and his sons Bodie and Nolan. Adam Sutliff (wife Amanda) and their children Destiny, Allison, Gavin and Ashlyn. Bob Swartz and his daughter Aubrey Swartz. Heather Filby and her children Lane Gray, Brooke Filby and Nia Carpenter. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings and by her grandson Brian Swartz who was always there to help her.


“She sings a song of hope and cheer.

No more pain.

No more fear

You’ll see her in the clouds above.

Hear her whispers

Words of love.”


Funeral arrangements will be held at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, Indiana on Tuesday December 29, 2020. Calling hours are from 11-1with funeral services at 1.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Shannon Hensley
   Posted Tue December 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss Marvin & Tina ! I enjoyed working with you and Helen !

   Posted Wed December 30, 2020
Marvin and Tina,
So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.