Ruth Ann Swint
FORT WAYNE, IN: Ruth Ann Swint, 67, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born in 1945 in Aurora, IL, grew up in Dodgeville, WI, earned degrees from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Madison, WI 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, St. Anne's Nursing Home, and 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, MA, Michael P. (Janet) Swint of Hoboken, NJ, and James M. (Meghan) Swint of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Riley Ann, Teagan Kearney and Kendall Swint; and sister Janet Fenley of Madison, WI.
Ruth Ann was preceded in death by parents, Robert C. and Ruth S. (Weir) Edge; and sister Rachel (Powell) Humbert.
Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am, Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Rev. John H. Delaney officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 8:00 pm. Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Fremont, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
Published in the The News-Messenger on Dec. 29, 2012