HOOKSTOWN - Helen Elizabeth Swords, 99, a long time resident of Hookstown, died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, in the Weirton Geriatric Center, Weirton.
Born Feb. 8, 1914, in McKees Rocks, Pa., she was the last surviving child born to the late Melchior and Rosine (Andre) Fundanell.
A homemaker, Mrs. Swords was a member of the Tomlinson Run Church of Christ of Georgetown, a member of the Hanover VFD ladies auxiliary, a civilian ship yard worker during WWII, she worked at the Drovo Corp. in Neville Island. She also volunteered at the band boosters stand during the Hookstown Fair for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Swords in 1994, and a daughter, Catherine Miller.
Surviving are her children, Geraldine Swords and John H. and his wife, Kim Swords, all of New Cumberland. She is the grandmother of five, great-grandmother of five and the great-great-grandmother of two.
Friends are welcome to call at the McConnell Funeral Home, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa., 15050, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where her services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Paul Blake officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.
Memorial in her name can be made to the Alzheimers Association.