Geraldine “Geri” M. Swift (nee Merchant), 89, of Troy Twp, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, November 4th, 2020 at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cleveland, OH on January 5th, 1931 to the late Elmer and Wilma (Court) Merchant. Geri later married Donald B. Swift on May 6th, 1950.
She retired after working as a Sales Rep. at Johnson Rubber in Middlefield for over 20 years.
Geri was member of the Ohio Order of Eastern Star for 50 years. Her latest affiliation was with Crescent Chapter #7 in Garrettsville. She served as Worthy Matron 4 times and was also the Grand Representative for Montana Order of Eastern Star Grand Chapter. She enjoyed crocheting, quilling, and spending time with her family. Geri’s greatest love was being with her husband, Don, and their grandchildren. She even crocheted each grandchild their own special afghan blanket.
Geri will be greatly missed by: her loving husband of 70 years, Don; son, Rory L. (Susan) Swift; 5 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Lyle Swift; sister, June Sloan; and many friends. She is preceded in death by: her parents; son, Donald B. Swift Jr.; and daughter, Dawn B. Swift. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WHICH WILL INCLUDE AN EASTERN STAR SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 P.M., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT BEST FUNERAL HOME, 15809 MADISON RD., MIDDLEFIELD, OH 44062. Family and friends will be received from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Refreshments will be held following the service at the funeral home.
Face Masks will be required for attending. Thank you.
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