• "May her memory be eternal. Jon Black"
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RUTH ANN SWINT, 67, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born in 1945, in Aurora, Ill., grew up in Dodge ville, Wis., earned degrees from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Madison, Wis. and the University of Illinois College of Nursing (with Honors). Ruth Ann was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, a past volunteer at Matthew 25, and a member of the Board of Canterbury School. She worked at the Mayo Clinic School of Nursing, Saint Anne Nursing Home & Hospice Home. She will be remembered for a deep compassion for her patients, and the love of teaching Hospice Care to IPFW and University of Saint Francis students. Surviving are her husband, Dr. Robert E. Swint of Fort Wayne; sons, Robert E. (Diane) Swint Jr. of Newton, Mass., Michael P. (Janet) Swint of Hoboken, N.J. and James M. (Meghan) Swint of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Riley Ann, Teagan Kearney and Kendall Swint; and sister, Janet Fenley of Madison, Wis. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert C. and Ruth S. (Weir) Edge; and sister, Rachel (Powell) Humbert. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. John H. Delaney officiating. Calling also from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, D.O. McComb & Sons covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with a vigil service at 8 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 28, 2012
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