OBITUARY

Mrs. Rita Ann Boyle Swiezy

December 26, 1930March 26, 2019
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Rita Ann Boyle Swiezy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday March 26, 2019 at St. Augustine Home, Indianapolis, Indiana. Rita was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 26, 1930 to Jacob and Philanese Cloutier Boyle. She shared life for 88 years with her twin sister, Mary Ann Boyle Bennett. Though miles apart for many years, they and their families remained close. Rita graduated from Indiana State Teachers' College (Indiana State University) and taught Physical Education and Home Economics before marrying Joseph Swiezy in 1960. Joe and Rita celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in August, 2018. Rita is survived by her husband, Joseph and their children Maria Krach (Dan), Michael Swiezy (Naomi), Michele Nichols (Wesley) and eight grandchildren: Emily, Patrick, Amy and Matthew Krach; Sarah and Jacob Swiezy; and Joseph and Elizabeth Nichols. She is also survived by her twin sister Mary Ann, brother-in-law Bill Bennett and many generations of nieces and nephews. Family, friends, cooking and pets enriched Rita's life. She was known for her pie-baking, judged many 4-H foods competitions, and served as a 4-H leader for many years. When she moved to St. Augustine home, her cookbooks moved with her! At Rita's home, there was always room for one more at the dinner table and the answer was always "yes", when asked if someone could bring a guest for a Holiday dinner. Rita was pre-deceased by her parents and two brothers, James Boyle and William Boyle. The family will receive friends and family at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, on Friday March 29th from four o'clock to eight o'clock p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at seven o'clock p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis at one o'clock p.m. on Saturday March 30th with all invited to a reception following the Mass. A graveside committal service will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday, April 1 at eleven o’clock a.m. The family would like to thank the Little Sisters, caregivers and staff of St. Augustine Home for the love and care provided to Rita and family over the past five years. To make a memorial contribution to honor the life of Rita Swiezy, please make donations to St. Augustine's Home, 2345 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

  • FAMILY

  • Jacob Boyle, Father
  • Philanese (Cloutier) Boyle, Mother
  • James Boyle, Brother
  • William Boyle, Brother
  • Joseph Swiezy, Husband
  • Maria Krach (Dan), Daughter
  • Michael Swiezy (Naomi), Son
  • Michele Nichols (Wesley), Daughter
  • Emily Krach, Grandchild
  • Patrick Krach, Grandchild
  • Amy Krach, Grandchild
  • Matthew Krach, Grandchild
  • Sarah Swiezy, Grandchild
  • Jacob Swiezy, Grandchild
  • Joseph Nichols, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Nichols, Grandchild
  • Mary Ann Bennett (Bill), Twin Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Augustine's Home

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mrs. Rita Ann Boyle Swiezy

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Diane and Blackmon Ferguson

March 30, 2019

We warmly remember Rita. We loved her open, direct manner and plain speaking. Diane enjoyed sitting in Michele's kitchen, talking family and cooking with Rita. She feels a spiritual connection to Rita -- she learned pie-making from Michele, and Michele, of course, learned from her mother.

Hilary Wilford

March 30, 2019

Rita Ann how I will miss you, I remember the first day I met you I was your first caregiver at LSP. I always thought you were the coolest lady cause you matched you jewelry to your clothes.. I cant believe you are gone but heaven truly has a angel..I promise to look after Joe and make sure he is well taken care of.. My kids will miss hearing about you, my oldest remembers all the Halloween parties with you... I love you today, tomorrow and always. Love J. Hilary Wilford ❤❤

Jeff Bennett

March 28, 2019

Kevin Wedmore

March 28, 2019

What a lovely lady . . .she will be missed. Prayers for all the Sweizy family. Special thoughts for the best neighbors anyone could have . . .Mike and Naomi. I know how much care you provided for her and her husband.

Love you all . . .

Regina Culpepper Huff

March 27, 2019

Michael & family,
So sorry for your loss prayers for all. May precious memories help you through the coming days. Regina

Lori Winters

March 27, 2019

Dan, Maria, Emily, Patrick, Amy, and Matthew,
We are deeply sorry to hear of Maria's Mother's passing. She was a wonderful loving Mom and Grandma. Even though meeting her only once, her love for you shined. I'm sure my Mother, Joyce, will be there to greet her in Heaven along with Our Lady and God. Keeping you all in prayer. Love, Lori, Jacob, Stella, James, Lucas, Sophia, Kristen, Aaron, Madison and Koryn.

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Biography

Rita Ann Boyle Swiezy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday March 26, 2019 at St. Augustine Home, Indianapolis, Indiana. Rita was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 26, 1930 to Jacob and Philanese Cloutier Boyle. She shared life for 88 years with her twin sister, Mary Ann Boyle Bennett. Though miles apart for many years, they and their families remained close.
Rita graduated from Indiana State Teachers' College (Indiana State University) and taught Physical Education and Home Economics before marrying Joseph Swiezy in 1960. Joe and Rita celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in August, 2018. Rita is survived by her husband, Joseph and their children Maria Krach (Dan), Michael Swiezy (Naomi), Michele Nichols (Wesley) and eight grandchildren: Emily, Patrick, Amy and Matthew Krach; Sarah and Jacob Swiezy; and Joseph and Elizabeth Nichols. She is also survived by her twin sister Mary Ann, brother-in-law Bill Bennett and many generations of nieces and nephews.
Family, friends, cooking and pets enriched Rita's life. She was known for her pie-baking, judged many 4-H foods competitions, and served as a 4-H leader for many years. When she moved to St. Augustine home, her cookbooks moved with her! At Rita's home, there was always room for one more at the dinner table and the answer was always "yes", when asked if someone could bring a guest for a Holiday dinner.
Rita was pre-deceased by her parents and two brothers, James Boyle and William Boyle.
The family will receive friends and family at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, on Friday March 29th from four o'clock to eight o'clock p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at seven o'clock p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis at one o'clock p.m. on Saturday March 30th with all invited to a reception following the Mass. A graveside committal service will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday, April 1 at eleven o’clock a.m.
The family would like to thank the Little Sisters, caregivers and staff of St. Augustine Home for the love and care provided to Rita and family over the past five years. To make a memorial contribution to honor the life of Rita Swiezy, please make donations to St. Augustine's Home, 2345 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com