Mary Ellen Swain

Mary Ellen Swain of Paoli, Indiana, passed away peacefully Dec. 29, 2022.

She was born March 7, 1937, to loving parents Edwin and Ellen Hartl.

She enjoyed gardening, camping and homemaking. She was well known for her loving hospitality. Many homes of family and friends were blessed over the years with her beautiful embroidery work. She was also very generous with her delicious, canned goods.

She served, along with her family, as a loyal member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 61 years, Robert (Bob) and her loving daughter, Lucinda (Cindy).

She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Germain, Patricia Hill (Thomas), Penny Stiles (Michael), and Danielle Turnquist; grandsons, Joshua Germain (Tiffany) and Jordan Germain; along with many in-laws, nieces and nephews and numerous “much-loved” members of the congregations she served in over the years.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, with the French Lick, Indiana congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.