Ruth Pauline Herrmann Thompson Swisher, 87

Obit CandleRuth Pauline Herrmann Thompson Swisher, 87, a remarkable and virtuous woman, left this earth February 16, 2014 and went home.

Pauline was born May 27, 1926 in the Pity-me community, to Royal Clayton and Sylvia Gail Herrmann, the first of five daughters, one brother who died in infancy and one half-brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her half-brother, Arthur McDaniel and her first husband, Emmett Eugene Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Robert Swisher, Bidwell, Ohio, her four children Teresa(Marvin) Davis, Beaver, Ohio, Roy (Pam) Thompson, Bidwell, Ohio, Dwight (Darla) Thompson, Cheshire, Ohio, and Jon (Tami) Thompson, Cheshire, Ohio. Two step-children, Ed (Tammy) Swisher and Joyce (Vince) Hill all of Bidwell, Ohio. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, Maxine (Bill) Little, Peggy Thomas, Wilma Parker and Karen Austin. Two sisters-in-law Polly Thompson and Pat Holter also survive. Additionally, she is survived by 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Born and raised in Pity-me, near Cheshire, Ohio, Pauline worked hard on her father’s farm. She graduated from Middleport High School in 1944 and from the Cadet Nurses Program at Holzer in 1947. She worked as an RN at Holzer Hospital for many years and then worked at GDC until she retired. She was a member of the Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church.

These few words cannot describe this mother, wife, sister and nurse. She comforted many, loved many and worked so very hard. She was married to two wonderful men and was loved in return. Alzheimer’s stole the last years of her long life. The family would like to thank the Alzheimer’s unit staff at the Four Winds Nursing Facility for their loving care during her illness.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, OH, with Pastor Steve Little officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, OH. Family and friends may call at the funeral home between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM prior to the service.

She had a hard ride, but a good one. Rest in peace, dear Pauline.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Kyger Church, Ladies Aid Society, 1884 Little Kyger Road, Cheshire, OH 45620.