Laro Burden Swift, 89, of Rineyville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
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She was a native of Butler County and a member of Rineyville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Faith Sunday school class. She retired from Fort Knox civil service and gave faithfully to the American Red Cross.
She was a wonderful mother and mother-in-law and was the glue that held the family together.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Huey Lee Swift; her parents, Herman and Bonnie Bratcher Burden; two sisters, Ina Taylor and Elaine Geary; and a brother, J. L. Burden.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Douglas (Peggy) Swift and Donald Lee (Lori) Swift, all of Rineyville; four daughters, Alice (Bob) Ross of Cecilia, Pat (Gary) Prather and Rita (Rick) Wiseman, all of Rineyville, and Tammy Kinney of Richmond; a brother, Frankie Burden of Butler County; three sisters, Adline Leighton of Rineyville, Genita Burden and Wilma Beasley, both of Butler County; a brother-in-law, Ronnie Geary of Butler County; a sister-in-law, Ruby Burden of Louisville; 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rineyville Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Ward officiating. Burial follows in Rineyville Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, and continues after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Rineyville Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 6, 2014