Ella Marie Swartz

November 10, 2004March 19, 2020

Ella Marie Swartz, 15, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on March 19, 2020. Ella was born on November 10, 2004 in Louisville to John Swartz, Jr. and Debbie Swartz. She was in the 9th grade at Jeffersontown High School; where she was in the Choir. When she was not spending time with her family and friends, Ella was singing, making art, playing video games and loving on her pets. Here to cherish and continue her memory are her Parents, John Swartz, Jr., Debbie Swartz and her step dad, Jason Stepp; siblings, Alex and Emily Swartz; step brothers, Jaxon and Jadon Stepp; grandparents, Joyce Smith, Gail Swartz and Donna and Harry Stepp; along with lots of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Services were entrusted to Arch L. Heady at Resthaven and will be private. Please visit to leave condolences to the family. In the future the family will be letting people know about a public life celebration in honor of Ella.


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Dezarae Baird

March 25, 2020

I found out Sunday that Ella had passed away. I can't say I knew Ella very well, but we did talk in the two classes that we shared, and she was such a nice and caring person. She always asked how everybody's day was going when she came in the class and she always made people laugh. Especially if they were feeling sad. Ella would ask how I was doing everyday in class when I came back from being gone. She was there when you needed her to be and she always said that if I wanted to talk, she'd be there to listen. We didn't really talk that much before Christmas Break, but when we did, we couldn't stop talking. We had this little group of friends in fifth period and we would laugh and talk all the time. It's going to be hard not to have Ella at school anymore, but she will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Slaton

March 23, 2020

Rest In Peace sweet Ella, in God’s loving embrace. You made the world a better place.
Mrs. Jennifer Slaton

Ava Dzan

March 22, 2020

Oh Ella, you will be missed so much. I don’t even know where to start, this girly has been my longtime bestfriend since we were 2 years old. I remember when our moms would tell us how we used to throw goldfish at each other, and those little stories never failed to make us laugh. You always knew how to brighten my day- I remember we would facetime after school and maybe I didn’t have that good of a day, you would immediately have a joke or something and it would just make me laugh. You could brighten anyone’s day! Oh and we can’t forget about how much you LOVED ramen noodles!! I remember we would also pretend we were news reporters and drink chocolate milk like it was coffee, and pass the remote like it was a microphone. Endless memories are flooding my mind; pool parties at your moms, dance moms, playing in the PTA office before we were even in school, and of course acting like we were sisters. Playing barbies was a lifestyle lol, but you will be dearly missed. I love you so much, fly high💞

Aracely Riojas

March 22, 2020

My dearest fist bump buddy, from the moment I met you we instantly clicked. We always gave our little fist bumps every time we would see each other in the halls. Or when I would run into your 5th period to you screaming “come here buddy give me a hug and fist bump.” You almost made me fall to the floor when we would fight over the chair😂.We had funny moments in choir whether it was making funny moves or faces at each other. But we always made each other laugh and smile. Every moment we spent together was the best. Homecoming was so great with you. You always called me airplane because the way I ran. You hated when I called you ella Bella 😂🥺. You truly were my best friend. You built me into a better person and helped me get through everything. Before I met you I didn’t care what decisions I would make, but once I met you everything changed you made me go through the right path and see the good things in life. I thank god everyday that I was able to be in your life. I love you and miss you so much.💔🥺 those times in lunch were the best. You truly made me so happy and I thank you for that.💔💕❤️🕊fly high angel till we meet again 🕊(my fist bump buddy 👊🏽😂❤️)

Madelyn Noble

March 22, 2020

I don't even know where to start Ella and i were super close even though we only had a short time together I remember being so excited everyday to go to math class because me and ella would just sit and joke about stupid stuff the entire time we would draw pictures of each other that never looked anything like us but never failed to make us laugh and when math was over we would walk to 4th period with loralei and we would just laugh so loud like no one was watching us i would give anything just have it all back i miss you and i will always love you ❤️

Loralei Katzman

March 22, 2020

Rest in peace Ella, i’m gonna miss you. Everyday you made my life better, since 6th grade. I can’t stop thinking about all the things we did together and how you made me smile every second of it. You made everyone around you a better person, and always encouraged people to be their best. Everyday you made things brighter in the smallest ways that I took for granted, joking around in medical class, sitting at lunch and taking funny pictures with Madelyn, hanging out in choir, and even just walking with me to the car rider line. You were the most funny, genuine, caring, talented, intelligent person I have ever met. I will never forget all our memories and little inside jokes. I send my deepest condolences to the family💗

Nicole Kinney

March 22, 2020

I was very blessed to be able to get to know this young lady over the last few years. If Ella and Kyleigh weren’t at El Nopal, at Target, or the park, they were spending the night or on FaceTime for hours. She was a sweet, talented, loving kid with an infectious smile who will be very missed by our whole family. Rest In Peace, sweet girl.

Kortney Davis

March 22, 2020

Wow. I just can't believe this. I've read the post and what a beautiful young lady. I'm so so sorry for your loss and hope things get better. Prayers to the family !

Terry Riggs

March 21, 2020

Beautiful Ella, rest in peace sweet girl! I'm heartbroken that you've been taken from us so soon. You will be missed. My prayers are with your family and friends and all those whose lives you've touched. I will miss you in the office every day when you and your mom would tell each other, "I love you"....each and every time you leave to go to class. I've enjoyed watching you blossom into the amazing young woman you were becoming. Your light will shine forever in the hearts of those who love you. Rest in peace, sweet girl, rest in peace.

Catherine Hatcher

March 21, 2020

Debbie I send you and your family all my love. Ella will be truly missed, especially in the office at the end of the day.