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Melissa Ann Swihart

June 27, 1940November 15, 2020
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Melissa Ann Swihart, 80, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at home in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Toledo, OH to the late Richard and Florence (Lytle) Lawrence. She married Bruce Swihart on October 25, 1958 and he survives. She worked for Tracer Insurance for four years. She then worked for Midland Inc. for 40 years and retired from Rieke Corporation. Melissa enjoyed to bowl and play golf. She also liked to dance and musicals. Above all else, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished her family and having them all together. Melissa will forever be the "Matriarch of the Compound." Surviving are her children, Pam Swihart, Greg (Monica) Swihart, and Steve Swihart; grandchildren, Amanda, Chad, Danelle (Bruce), and Grant; six great-grandchildren; brother, Don (Judy) Lawrence; and sister-in-law Judy Lawrence. Melissa was also preceded in death Jim Lawrence. Funeral service 2:00 pm Thursday, November 19, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

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Sarah Cool

November 19, 2020

My best memory with Aunt Ann was the days she would call me to come down and stir up the pool and kick up stuff to be cleaned. Lol!
But FIRST, I had to make my way upstairs to annoy her grandson and sometimes granddaughter (my cousins) to wake them up or put them on a guilt trip to hang out with me and help their annoying but adorable little cousin ☺️.. haha.
Aunt Ann would always reward me for these times by teaching me little games like cards and also there were a few electronic games too. No matter what, somehow she would give me a treat out of it. Even if I just enjoyed the time being there. She always had to let me know she enjoyed me being there too.

Her smile and her laugh have always been what I mostly see when I think of those times...
I honestly don’t think she was capable of truly getting angry... her heart was much too big.

As long as I’ve been able to remember, I always have seen pieces of her when I look at my family. I also see pieces of her in myself as well...

Aunt Ann will always be remembered by me and so many others as such a beautiful, bright, heartfelt woman... as well as a loving and compassionate woman.... a monumental figure of love. That’s truly what she is...

She will live on within us all..

Love you uncle Bruce and family ♥️

Owen Roberts

November 19, 2020

To Bruce & family we send our thoughts & prayers.

Owen Roberts & Jackie Liston

Candy Keller

November 18, 2020

Memories are too many to share since I’ve known Aunt Ann my entire life. I do remember that she was not afraid to ride the roller coasters with us. Always smiling and never a word about how she was feeling. She leaves a void in the Swihart family. Prayers to the entire family.

Tom Butts

November 18, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to Bruce, the family and all who knew and loved Ann. Hold onto those precious memories.

Sandra DeRose (Auld)

November 17, 2020

Godspeed, Ann. I was just describing our camping group to someone the other day. Thank you for many fun weekends. Prayers are going out to all the Swiharts.

Joyce Mitchell

November 17, 2020

I am sorry for your loss.

Connie (Crain) Schnupp

November 17, 2020

"Mom Swihart" always made it a point to make everyone feel so welcome. She was a super lady, funny and friendly. She will be missed by so many. Heaven has a new angel, so watch out. Hugs to the entire Swihart clan.

Kelly Hornsby-Schenher

November 17, 2020

Omg there are so many,I remember when we went to the compound,Pam my Mom and I,Bruce wasn't home yet lol well let's just say it was my fault lol I wasn't aloud to fix her drinks anymore!! I'm sure you all know why!! I will miss you Miss Ann!!!!

Jeff and Shelly Roberson

November 16, 2020

Uncle Bruce, Pam, Greg, Steve and all the grandkids. We are so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Ann was one in a million. She will forever be missed. I am so very thankful for all of the wonderful memories that we have been blessed with over the years. They will truly and forever be treasured. She was a gem that loved and cherished her family dearly.
Love ❤️ and prayers to each of you!
Jeff and Shelly

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