Carolyn Swavel Brown

1931 - 2020

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Carolyn Swavel Brown, 89, of Kenton, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020. Carolyn was born November 20, 1931 to the late Clarence Linke and Regina Borst Linke. On August 5, 1951, she married Robert Eugene Swavel, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1993. Surviving are their six children, Diana (Dennis) Copp, Debbie (Steve) Terrill, Dennis (Julie) Swavel, Darlene Bates, Dean (Teresa) Swavel, and Danette (Rex) Hommel. Carolyn is also survived by her grandchildren; Derek Copp, Danielle Copp Ramsey, Whitney Burris, Erin Swavel Perrigo, Brendan Swavel, Brian Bates, John Bates, Drew Swavel, Kristen Swavel Martin, Heath Hommel, Mitch Hommel, and Chase Hommel. She also leaves behind 19 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. On November 28,1998, Carolyn married Harold Brown who survives. Also surviving are two brothers: Claire and Clifton Linke. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Kevin Terrill; four brothers; Claude, Clyde, Charles, and David Linke and three sisters; Vera Baker, Vivian Brown and Janice Perkins. Carolyn graduated from Forest High School in 1949. She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Church and a past member of Greenwood Grange, Worthy Mothers Club, and AMVETS. Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, and baking. Carolyn was also an avid Buckeye fan. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her. A private family graveside service will be held at Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Randall J. Forester officiating. The family will host a Celebration of Carolynís Life at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Johnís Evangelical Church, Heartland Hospice, Patriot Guards or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    St. Johns Evangelical Church -
    211 East Carrol Street
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Heartland Hospice of Marion
    685 Delaware Ave.
    Suite 300
    Marion, OH 43302

    Patriot Guard Riders
    8631 Monticello Drive
    West Chester, OH 45069

    Donor's Choice


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To : Swavel Family
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Steve and Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read about the passing of your mother and grandmother. Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy, Steve and Cheryl Hiller

To : The Swavel family
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Loretta Williams
I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have fond memories of her and all of you at your Aunt Vera's. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Swavel Family
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Debi Gilley
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

To : The Terrills
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Terri Murphy
I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing I never met her but from our times together I would hear of her wonderful decorating and baking and I understand that’s where you learned those awesome talents RIP Carolyn and I pray for comfort peace and beautiful memories to your family

To : Dean and Teresa Swavel
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Rick and Sharon Musser
Dear Dean & Teresa we are so sorry for your loss. We know where your mother is now and we will see her again soon. We think of you at this time and wish comfort and love for you and your whole family we love you Rick and Sharon

To : The Swavel Family
Date :Sunday, December 6th 2020
From : Wilma Clark
Sorry to hear of your mother and grandmothers passings. My heart goes out to you ‚̧ԳŹ I remember her well when I lived on Ohio St

To : The Swavel family
Date :Monday, December 7th 2020
From : Frank and Denise Mustain
Dear Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You were all blessed to have her with you for 89 years. When I think of someone passing away I think of Ecclesiastes 3:4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. I think your mom is dancing being reunited with friends and family.
With Sympathies,
Frank and Denise Mustain

To : The Swavel Family
Date :Monday, December 7th 2020
From : Becky MontgomeryEndsley
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our mother, Ethel Montgomery, passed away Friday. Sending our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family.

To : Swavel family
Date :Wednesday, December 9th 2020
From : Stewart and Bernadette Coats
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother/grandmother. May she Rest In Peace.

To : the family
Date :Thursday, December 10th 2020
From : Jill Candler Payer
I am so sorry for your loss, I don`t take the paper and just learned of her death. Words can not express the sympathy I have for all the family. You are all in my prayers. God Bess!

To : the Family
Date :Thursday, December 10th 2020
From : Ailsa Purcell
So sorry for your loss. May you find peace in fond memories.

To : Diana Copp Family
Date :Saturday, December 12th 2020
From : Doug Phyllis
It's tough to lose anyway, but especially your Mom. You should have many fond memories of her and we trust that is a huge comfort. Did not know that she was a member of St John's. Toni Pfister, one of my classmates attends their. There's probably others who we know who go there. May God's peace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you and your siblings and other family members. Love, Doug & Phyllis