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Obituary for Elizabeth Jean Swindler

Elizabeth Cherry Swindler, 98, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024.

She was predeceased by husband of 70 years, Herbert Kennedy Swindler, and brothers, Clarence Cherry and Richard Cherry; and sisters, Wilma Richey and Bernice Cherry.

Elizabeth was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 8th, 1925. She graduated from Valley High School in 1943 and attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, OH, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity.

She graduated from Nazareth College with a degree in Home Economics.

Always a teacher, she touched many lives teaching at Valley Elementary School and Jesse Stuart Middle School. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma honorary society.

Elizabeth was an avid golfer and played until she was 85. She served as president of the Ladies Falls City Golf Association, played duplicate bridge and was a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.

She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Valley Station where she served as Chairman of the Board and was involved in the children's ministry.

Elizabeth was most currently a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Comrade Sunday School class and United Methodist Women.

She was well-known for her baking, especially chocolate chip cookies and Italian Cream Cake, fabulous meals and generous hospitality.

She is survived by daughters, Dr. Susan Lyle (Michael) and Rev. Rebecca Curry (Ken); grandchildren , Rev. Dr. Mary Beth Bernheisel (Jay), Michael Curry (Lynsey), and David Curry (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Joshua and Clare Bernheisel; Cooper, Eva, Christopher, and Kennedy Curry; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8th, 3 pm - 7 pm, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road; and Saturday, 10 am - 11am, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns Land, Louisville, KY 40207. Her funeral service will be held at 11 am at the Church on Saturday. There will be a private family burial.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, or Grace Kids: A Church for Children, 919 Palatka Rd, Louisville, KY 40214.