January 28, 1935 - August 4, 2019
GREENFIELD – Barbara Ann (Renforth) Swan, age 84, of Greenfield, passed away at home on Sunday, August 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Fortville, IN on January 28, 1935 to Philip and Mabel (Arthur) Renforth. She graduated from Fortville High School. In 1963 she married the love of her life Robert Swan. She worked as the manager of Roselyn Bakery in Greenfield for several years. She also worked at Western Electric, and she retired from the Greenfield Central School system. After retirement she continued to work doing what she did best, loving and nurturing kids as a babysitter. She loved all of them as if they were her own. She also was a “2nd” mom to all of her children’s friends. She was a member of Fortville Christian Church. Barbara is survived by her children, Greg Gruell, Becky (Doug) Fields, Jamie Johnson and Lori Scott; grandchildren, Craig (Tracey) Gruell, Julie (Mark) Thomas, Carrie (Bryan) Sorrell, Mashawn (Steve) Evans, and Sam Roberts; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Jim (Christi) Renforth; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend of 70 years, Jo Marendt; and her beloved cat, Simon. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Swan; daughter, Vicki Gruell, sisters, Sandra Bryan and Kay Ann Renforth. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Jonathan Manship will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Luncheon provided after services at Fortville Christian Church. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
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