Helen L. McIntosh Branagin

July 9, 2012

Helen L. McIntosh Branagin 94, of Frankfort, IN, died at 2:56 a.m., July 9, 2012 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Center. Born December 22, 1917 in Frankfort to W.R. & Bertha (Harrison) McIntosh. She married Ralph Branagin on October 3, 1936 and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1990. Mrs. Branagin was a 1936 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident. She was an inspector at Mallory Controls for 28 years, retiring on July 7, 1976. She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Home Study Club, Friendship Club and Happy Time Club. Mrs. Branagin enjoyed flowers.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Wesley Manor Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9 until time of service at Wesley Manor. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

1 Son: Joe (Mary) Branagin of Hendersonville, NC 1 Grandson: David Branagin of NC 1 Great Grandson: Bo Branagin of NC 1 Sister: Rose McIntosh Austin of Frankfort 1 Brother: Jim (Joan) McIntosh of Frankfort

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Kelley, brothers, Tom, Jerry, and Robert McIntosh and a granddaughter Susan Branagin.


5 Condolences for “Helen L. McIntosh Branagin”

  1. Janet Miranda July 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Aunt Helen was always an inspiration to me even though I moved away from Frankfort as a young girl. She held a special place in my heart. My mother shared many memories over the years of the time when my father was fighting in WWII. My mother was pregnant with me and I was born while my father was still serving our country. Aunt Helen was always there to lend any support mom and I needed during this difficult time. It created a bond between all of us that never went away. I can still hear Aunt Helen tell me every time I would talk to her after mom died “Oh honey…I miss your mom so much”. I always felt so much love when I was talking to her or spending time with her when we would come home for vacation. She lived a long and full life and touched the hearts of everyone who knew her…god bless you Aunt Helen…may you rest in peace.

  2. Derek, Leslie, Elle, & Ridge July 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    The Branagin & McIntosh Family,
    It is with heartfelt sorrow that we write on this day to express our love for our sweet Aunt Helen. I will always cherish the many years of celebration on her lawn watching the annual 4th of July fireworks display at the park. I have so many unforgettable childhood memories of family gatherings. Thank you for teaching us the true meaning of family.
    For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
    God Bless
    Derek, Leslie, Elle, and Ridge

  3. Helen & Dick Rayles July 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Helen’s passing She was a friend of ours. You all are in our prayers and deep felt sympathy goes out to all the family. Sincerely, Helen & Dick

  4. Mickie Ridenour Scott July 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Aunt Helen was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. She will be sadly missed.
    Love, Mickie, Dan, Nathan, and Madeline Scott

  5. Patty Higer Deford July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

    My heart goes out to Helen’s family, I’ve enjoyed Helen over the years, and I have enjoyed meeting and visiting with her family…. She loved all of you dearly and spoke often of each of you… Take care and visit when you are in the area. Patty Deford QMA

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