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Shirley L. Swithin

August 28, 1926 — February 19, 2024

Joliet

Shirley Louise (Barnes) Swithin, Age 97 passed away peacefully at Beacon Hill, in Lombard, IL on February 19, 2024.   Shirley was born in Joliet, IL.   She excelled at being a Wife and Mother.   During her working career outside of the home, she was a secretary, an accountant, and brokerage cashier.  She helped at the schools, Westminster Presbyterian Church and worked for Richard B. Vance and Company.

Shirley was a woman of Faith, serving Westminster Presbyterian Church.  She was a member of the Kings Daughters Organization and the Jennie Lee Circle.  She devoted her time and talents to making items for the Silver Bells Bazar to raise money for Silver Cross Hospital.

She is survived by three children Kay Morey, Joe (Vicki) Swithin, Karen (Ralph) Westendorf; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph D. Swithin, Sr, her parents John and Minne (Metz) Barnes; and brothers John and Robert Barnes.

Funeral Services for Shirley will be held Saturday March 2, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet.  Rev Matthew T. Robinson and Rev. Karen Williams officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment Elmhurst Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 2, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1015 Winthrop Ave, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 2, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1015 Winthrop Ave, Joliet, IL 60435

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