BRANIGIN, Helen L. (Cochran)

Date of birth:  04 Mar 1919 – Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 29 Mar 2003 – Greenfield, Hancock County Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, April 4, 2003


Helen L. (Cochran) Branigin

Helen L. (Cochran) Branigin, 84, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Re­gency Place in Greenfield. She was a resident of Fortville.

She was born March 4, 1919, in Frank­lin. Her parents were Frank and Vergie (Mardis) Cochran. She married Carl Branigin. He survives. Other sur­vivors include a son, David A. Bran­igin of Fortville; a brother, Robert Coch­ran of Indianapolis; a sister, Frances King of Franklin; two grandchildren; and four great-grand­children. She was pre­ceded in death by a son, Tom E. Brani­gin, in 2001; and a sister, Marybelle Henderson.

She graduated from Franklin High School in 1937.

She was a homemaker.

She was a 60-year member of Fort­ville United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir.

The Rev. Mark W. Dwyer conducted a service Wednesday at Hughes Funeral Home in Fortville. Burial was at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville. Arrange­ments were handled by Erlewein Mor­tuary in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fortville United Methodist Church.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey