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Theresa Joan Swift
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Obituary for Theresa Joan Swift

Theresa Joan Swift 84, passed peacefully into Heaven on the evening of February 24, 2018. Joan was born on August 11, 1933 in Bridgeport, Ohio to Michael and Geraldine Shedwell. She was a graduate of Nazareth Academy.Her early career included work for Catholic Charities WV and later included teaching at St. Joseph Elementary School in Bardstown, KY. She accepted her final position as Director of St. Vincent de Paul Mission Store, an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Parish, where she retired at the age of 73.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald M. Swift and her son Michael J. Cole.
She is survived by her children, David S. Cole and wife Beth from Tampa, FL; Daniel M. Cole and wife Natalie from Bardstown, KY; Geri Cole Bailey (Greg Still) from Atlanta, GA and Melissa Cole Beasley and husband Jon from Atlanta, GA. Her grandchildren Amber Swerdfeger Lyvers and Dannie; Sarah Swerdfeger Kirkland and RJ; Nathan Cole; Julie Cole; Aaron Nietzel; James Bailey and Catherine Cole. Her great-grandchildren James Michael Barnhardt, Tallulah Analise Nietzel and Annabelle Grace Kirkland.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 am Friday, March 2 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, Bardstown, KY. Celebrants will be Reverend Terry Bradshaw and Reverend Leon Alexander. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 1 from 4:00-8:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm and Friday visitation from 8:30-10:30am at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road, Bardstown, KY.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayer service 7:00pm





11:00 AM
Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral

310 W Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayer service 7:00pm

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery

N 3rd Street (US 150)
Bardstown, KY 40004


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