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Jennie Lee Swim, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away at 9:10 A.M. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Nov. 17, 1946 in Danville, the daughter of Donald Lee and Garnet Imogene (McBride) Milner.
She married Gary R. Swim on March 30, 1974 in Hoopeston. He survives in Indianapolis.
She is survived by two loving and devoted daughters, Lori Swim (Penny Warner) of Fishers, Ind. and Jamie Boer of Fishers, Ind.; five sisters, Jo Milner-Johnson (Gary) of Hoopeston, Jane Milner (Camille) of Round Rock, Texas, Donna Smith of Potomac, Barbara Brock (Mike) of Danville, and Rose Mary Milner of Hoopeston; two brothers, Charlie Milner of O'Fallon, Ill. and Odie Milner of Hoopeston; one sister-in-law, Roy (Sheri) Bauer of Cissna Park, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Lary (Mary Kay) Swim of Hoopeston; two grandchildren, Evan and Colin Boer; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Anna Swim; brother-in-law, Lannie Smith; and two sons, Johnny Ray and Donald Eric.
Jennie worked various jobs throughout her life to support her family. She retired from her last and most favorite job in 2013 where she worked as a store manager at the Watchman in Laughlin, Nev. She loved her retired life in Bullhead City, Ariz. where she enjoyed her friends, traveling and playing bingo. Jennie's true love was her family. She always put family first and friends were an added bonus. The best words to describe Jennie Swim are kind, loving, generous, compassionate, and the list goes on and on. Jennie was a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, daughter and grandmother. Anyone who had the privilege of meeting Jennie instantly felt love. Jennie enjoyed watching her grandsons participate in sports and being a part of anything they were doing. Jennie returned to Indiana every summer to spend time with her girls and grandsons. She will be missed, but will live on in everyone's hearts she touched.
A visitation will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Freeman officiating. A graveside service will follow at Manns Chapel Cemetery in Rossville. A celebration of life will follow the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Community Health Network Oncology, 7240 Shadeland Station, Ste. 125, Indianapolis, IN 46256.
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Jennie's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published on February 23, 2017
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