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Dorothy  L.  Swinney
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Obituary for Dorothy L. Swinney

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Farmer Swinney, 86, passed away January 10, 2018, in IU West Hospital. Mrs. Swinney was born September 4, 1931, in Indianapolis, to the late Harold and Alice “Pauline” (McQueen) Farmer.

She attended Washington High School and graduated from Mooresville High School in 1949. In addition to being a busy mother of six children, she worked for Ellis Trucking, Swinney TV, the Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, and retired from the IUPUI Department of Education. Mrs. Swinney was a life member of Chapelwood Baptist Church and a member of the Bridgeport Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed boating, water skiing, and camping. Family was of the utmost importance to Dottie. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard Swinney; one brother, Jack Farmer; grandchildren, Christopher Lee and Macklin James Swinney.

Survivors include her children, James A. Swinney, Dana M. (the late William) Wright, Patrick H. (Bonnie L.), Michael R. (Kim), Mark O. (Liz), and Scott A. (Dinah) Swinney; sister, Betty (the late Robert) Esamann, and Judy Ann Farmer; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2018, in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with calling there from 2 – 6 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018. Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Boystown, Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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