OBITUARY

Helen Mary Powell McGraw

April 16, 1931November 17, 2021
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Helen Powell McGraw, age 90, November 17, 2021 of Grosse Pointe Farms. Loving wife of the late William Henry McGraw and Graham Hunt Lindley. Beloved step-mother of William (Hilda) McGraw, John (Denise) McGraw, and the late Martha (Jim) Denomme and the late Tom McGraw. Dear mother of Carol (Rob) Boothroyd and Kathleen (Kevin) LeClair. Cherished grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 18. She was the only daughter of James Nelson and Pauline Powell

Helen was a graduate of Wayne State University in Occupational Therapy. She was Director of Occupational Therapy at Henry Ford Hospital and specialized in amputee rehabilitation. She later went back to school and got a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Michigan. She was a third grade teacher at Elmwood Elementary School in Saint Clair Shores. Helen and William (Bill) were active members of Bayview Yacht Club, where Bill served as Commodore. She was an avid gardener and member of the Grosse Pointe Garden Club. She loved wood working, sewing, needlework, and traveling. She was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church during her later years. She had many dear friends.

Visitation on Saturday, 9am until the time of her service at 10am at AH Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

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