Obituary for Carol Frances Swain


Obituary for Carol Frances Swain

Carol Frances (Deer) Swain, 85, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Heritage Center.

Carol was born December 5, 1933 in Evansville to the late Elmer L. and Agnes (Fulkerson) Deer. Carol dearly loved her family and faithfully attended all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a 1952 graduate of Mater Dei High School, a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a former member of Resurrection Catholic Church. Carol enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Another favorite pastime of Carol’s was crochet; she made afghans for every member of the family.

Surviving Carol are two daughters, Becky J. Rice of Mt. Carmel, IL and Terri (Jeff) Schultze of Evansville; two sons, David F. (Terri) Swain of Evansville and Douglas W. (Karen) Swain of Port Charlotte, FL; eleven grandchildren, Jason (Heather) Swain, Kyle (Andrea) Swain, Greg (Amy) Rice, Amy (Kevin) Gammon, Josh (Kayla) Schultze, Jeramiah Schultze, Taylor Schultze, Anthony Swain, Jonathan Swain, Emma Chamoun and Brooke Chamoun; eleven great grandchildren, Xander, Cole, Kaitlyn, Zaden, Savannah, Everly, Kyler, Makenna, Ava, Kassidy and Hadley and a sister-in-law, Martha Deer.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Allen J. Swain in 2012; by a daughter, Suzanne Margaret Frances Swain; brother, Donald Deer; son-in-law, Christopher A. Rice and by a great grandchild, Zarek Brayden Swain.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019, Rev. John Brosmer and Rev. Claude Burns officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 PM on Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 9:30 AM until service time on Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice, 1202 W. Buena Vista Road, #107, Evansville, IN 47710.

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Cemetery Details

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery