Joanne Forrester Swentzel
Thursday 13th of April 1944 - Tuesday 11th of February 2020
Joanne Forrester Swentzel, 75, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family in the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Joanne was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 13, 1944 to the late Joseph and Virginia (Brooks) Forrester.
Joanne was married to Paul Swentzel on September 17, 1966. The two met on a blind date at the Ohio State University where Joanne majored in Microchemistry. Upon graduation, she worked as a medical technician at Cleveland Clinic and the University of Kentucky. Later, she was the volunteer Business Manager and an advocate for the Lexington Ballet Company and a volunteer for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
Joanne was most passionate about her family, hosting fantastic gatherings and holiday celebrations at home, Lake Cumberland, and Naples, FL. Her love of family created cherished memories and connections that will carry on for future generations.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul; son, Brooks (Samantha) Swentzel; daughter, Laura (Jonathan) Hellstedt; grandchildren, Brock (Ana), Jayce, Austen, Nathan, Jamesy, Drew and Emily; great-grandchildren, Kiley and Noelle; brothers, Mike and Pat (Mary Kay) Forrester; sisters, Molly (Michael Greene) Forrester, Kathy (Mike) Baker and Stephanie (Larry) Lamp; brother-in-law, Philip Swentzel; sister-in-law, Sharon; and many nieces and nephews.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mrs. Swentzel’s arrangements. Her family will observe a private ceremony.
In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, the family of Joanne would like memorial contributions directed to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
To share a remembrance of Joanne or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
My heart is heavy learning of sweet Joannes passing. I’m sure my parents were right there to welcome her into heaven. My love and prayers to all of you. 💓
We will never forget having the wonderful times looking at the sunset in Naples with JoAnne. What a wonderful and gentle soul. God bless to your entire family. Prayers of peace Much love The Grabovac Family
Anne Jacobs Davysays
We had some marvelous times growing up as part of the Berwick/ Christ the King gang.....skating at Twin Lakes in winter, summers swimming and bowling at the Jewish Community Center and parties galore. My condolences to Paul and family. ❤️
Paul & family: My sincerest condolences. Bob
Freida and Danny Tackettsays
Our heartfelt prayers are with you. We loved her and know she will be missed by many.
My prayers are with you guys at this time I love you all and wish I could be with you. Love, The Bee's