Judith Ann “Judy” Swofford

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Judith Ann “Judy” Swofford, age 70, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, January 19, in Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. Funeral services for 70 year-old Judith Ann “Judy” Swofford will be Saturday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m., at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Hagarstown. Friends may call Friday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Judy was born March 11, 1944 in Vandalia, the daughter of Roland “Dick” and Evelyn “Ivy” (Stone) LaDuke. She married Harold Laverelle Swofford October 1, 1960 in Vandalia. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Vandalia; she worked as a seamstress and was a homemaker. Judy enjoyed photography, gardening, bird watching, and cooking.

She is survived by husband Harold Swofford of Mulberry Grove; son Curt Swofford & Diane of Vandalia; daughters Kathy Swofford Emerick & Kent of Vandalia and Sandy Swofford Snider & Scott of Salem; grandchildren Mindy Emerick Birkner & Christopher of Carlyle, Michael Emerick & Carrie of Hoffman Estates, Andrea Emerick Lessor & Jeremy of Pittsburg, PA, Travis Emerick of Centralia, Brooke Sager & Donny of Clarksville, TN, Olivia Snider of Salem, and Blake Swofford of Vandalia; great grandchildren Corie & Hunter Sasse, Xadric & Farelisse Lassor, Owen & Luke Birkner, Alex & Clara Emerick and Blaire Sager; and sister Jean LaDuke Wehrle & Kenneth of Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Preceded in death by and grandson Douglas Emerick.