December 10, 1915 – February 10, 2011. Jo Swiger was the 9th of 11 children, born in the coal-mining town of Monongah, WV. She and her husband, Buck, and their 3 daughters relocated to Phoenix in 1957, where two of her sisters lived. She was very active in the Catholic parish of St. Theresa where she was Prefect of the ladies’ Sodality, and later, parish secretary. Jo was a very social person, with a wide network of friends, from the Garden Club in WV to a number of clubs and crafts groups in Phoenix. Later in life, she served as Assistant Director at Mt. Claret Retreat Center. Jo was preceded in death by Buck, is survived by her brother, Nick, three daughters, Becky Bryan (Chuck), Ann G. Bauer (Bruce), and Mary Beth Swiger, four grandchildren, a dear brother-in-law, Frank Marra, local nieces Jo Kruger, Judy Cunningham, and Karen Twigger, and a wonderful, large extended family. Visitation will be from 6-8pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, Tuesday, February 15 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass at 10am Wednesday, February 16 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
to a life well-lived. to a courageous person of great faith who has set an example for me since 1962. you have been welcomed to heaven and flights of angels have carried thee to thy rest. well done, Mrs. S., well done.
I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. You are all in my prayers.
Know that God has given her a safe and peaceful place, and I pray that He will wrap you all in His love.
Jane and Tom Niemeier
Dear Ann and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. We are sending positive thoughts your way.
Dear Ann, Mary Beth, and Becky,
I was so sad to hear about your mother. Being one of the kids that grew up on Edgemont, when you hear of one of the mother’s passing, you can’t help but think of her as your own. She always welcomed all of us girls into her home. I still think of, and relish the times sitting in the tree in the backyard, swooning over Beatle magazines. Those are still great childhood memories.
God bless you all. Your mother’s in Heaven now…………..Cathy
Hello Dear Ones
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and know what a hole in the heart this is for you all.
I grew up with Judy, Buddy and Karen and remember Aunt Jo well.
Aunt Flo was like a second mother to me and I so I feel that all of you are part of my family. I have wonderful memories of very good years with the family.
Love and all God’s blessings. Eternal rest grant to her, Oh Lord. June