Vanessa Elizabeth Swank

Birth Date: 
Sunday, March 7, 1976
Date of Passing: 
Friday, December 27, 2019

Wooster:  Vanessa Elizabeth Swank passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at Hospice Life Care supported by her family.  She was 43.

Vanessa was born March 7, 1976.  She was the daughter of Jon and Edith (Pontius) Swank of Wooster.  She graduated from Wooster High School with the class of 1995.  After studies at the University of Toledo, Vanessa earned a degree from the University of Akron in 2013.

Most recently, Vanessa worked as a childcare leader for the Orrville YMCA.  She previously assisted in the pharmacy at CVS.  Active in both orchestra and band during her school years, Vanessa maintained her love of music.  She relished her time at the family cottage in Lakeside, Ohio and introducing her nieces to all Lakeside has to offer.  She was very much a people person.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by brothers Peter and Matthew (Melanie); beloved nieces Keyonna and Shonica Swank; and numerous supportive and caring aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Vanessa was preceded in death by her grandparents Ralph and Phyllis Pontius and Forest and Jane Swank.

Vanessa’s family will receive friends on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4-7 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E Larwill St, Wooster.

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, 621 College Ave., Wooster.  Reverend David Rice will lead the service.  Friends are encouraged to share a meal and their memories of Vanessa after the service.  A private burial will be held later.

Contributions in Vanessa’s memory can be made to Orrville YMCA childcare programs, 1801 Smucker Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 or to First Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Trip to Ghost Ranch, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

 

 

Memorial Contributions: 

Orrville YMCA childcare programs, 1801 Smucker Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 or to First Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Trip to Ghost Ranch, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home

Service: 

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, 621 College Ave, Wooster.

Condolences

My deepest sympathy to the Swank family. May you feel God’s love at this difficult time.

My prayers, love, & sympathies to you at this time of great loss.

So sorry for your loss, she was always so kind and had a smile for everyone at the Y. Prayers of peace for you and your family.

My sincere sympathies the entire Swank families in the loss of Vanessa. Such a kind lady with a bright smile and a huge golden heart. We will all miss you RIP

I went to UA and had several classes with vanessa she was such a sweet soul, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, I'm truly sorry for your loss RIP Vanessa

I am so sorry for your loss vanessa was an amazing person she will be greatly misses lots of prayers for your family in this time.

Our deepest condolences to the Swank family. Vanessa has a beautiful soul and I am blessed to have met her. R.I.P.

I am so sorry for your loss! She put such a positive mark on my children while in her care at Orrville YMCA. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be truly missed. Prayers for your family during this time!

Heaven has a new angel... my sympathies to all of Vanessa's family. She truly blessed all if the lives she touched.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I have lots of fond memories with Vanessa from church to band and in between. My deepest condolences to the Swank family during this time.

I went to school high school with Vanessa. She always had a smile on her face and full of energy. So sorry for your loss.

Edith and family, so sorry to read of your daughter's passing. My prayers go out for you and your family.

WE are neighbors to the Swank family on Kieffer Street ( Wooster )
Vanessa always had a sweet gentle smile. She loved being around young children
and especially being around with her 2 young nieces. Vanessa was a very caring and thoughtful
person to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Our sympathies to Vanessa's family. God Bless !!

Connie, Steve, Annie Ingles and Alison Ingles Hanudel

I am so sorry for your loss, Mr & Mrs Swank. My prayers go out to you and your family.

No words can assuage your sorrow well. Vanessa showed joy in motion. Now she adds her voice to that Great Cloud of Witnesses. We will all miss her until we, too, make that transition.

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you have of Vanessa.

Edith and family my condolences, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Edith, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved daughter. Our condolences to your and your family.May she rest in peace.

Jon
So very sorry to hear of Vanessa's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.

Vicki Cherry Orr

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Tamera and Paul Branam

My condolences.

So sorry for your loss and thinking of you all

Sincere sympathy and prayers to Vanessa's family. May God bless and comfort you now and in the days ahead.

so sorry for your loss

Sincere condolences to your family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

You have my deepest sympathy. I remember Vanessa from her earliest days when we were all at University Baptist Church in Columbus. While I hadn't seen her for many years, it is hard to believe that she is no longer with us.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in my thoughts.

So sorry to hear this. Deepest sympathy to Vanessa’s family.

Jon & Edith, Cindy & I are so sorry to hear of Vanessa"s passing. Cindy & I knew her from her time at CVS. She was always helpful & friendly. I talked with her at WCH several times when we crossed paths She was upbeat & cheerful even when she revealed how gravely ill she had become. You are, we know, proud of her. We are unable to attend calling hours & the service but We thinking & sending good thoughts to you both.

Dear Edith And Jon and Boys,
May God help you through this difficult time and surround with His love,
Kathy Shultz

Praying for the family and each day without her. I always enjoyed a short chat with Vanessa at the reunion, usually work, the year in review and lakeside! Peace

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