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Cheri Lynn Swift

Cheri Lynn Swift     “beloved daughter, sister and mother”

BOLIVAR, N.Y.---Cheri Lynn Swift, 51, of Bolivar, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 25,2018.

Born on August 20, 1966 in Olean, she was a daughter of Peggy A. Day Whitaker.

Cheri graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1985 and attended Jamestown Community College and BOCES in Olean, earning her Licensed Practical Nursing degree.  She was employed at Wellsville Manor and Jan and Bev’s Home Health Care in Wellsville.  She was currently employed as a personal care nurse for Terri Keenan in Olean.

Cheri had previously attended the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Little Genesee and was currently attending the Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Belmont.  She was an avid NASCAR fan, watching the races and attending races as often as she was able.  Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are her mother of Debary, Florida; a daughter, Kelly R. Swift of Bluffton, S.C.; a son Matthew K. Swift of Bolivar; a granddaughter, Madison Ratzel of Bluffton, S.C.; a sister, Char (Fred) Stone of Bolivar; a nephew, Michael (Ashley) Stone of Duncannon, Pa.; a niece, Amy Stone of Little Genesee; a grandnephew, Dominic Stone of Little Genesee; four grandnieces, Tia Jo Stone Walters and Olivia Walters, both of Little Genesee and Alina and Victoria Stone, both of Duncannon, Pa.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, with Pastor Ben Ramirez, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faith Bible Church, 8137 Main Street, Little Genesee, NY 14754 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Cheri’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Cheri, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



I was Cheri Lynn Swift's boyfriend, Bob Horton. We enjoyed going to truck pulls and NASCAR races. And we did a lot together. Yes, I miss her. We enjoyed fishing at the Wellsville fishing derby. Love, Bob

Bob Horton Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

I remember Cheri while working at school and living in the Little Genesee community. She will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and cherish them.

Diane Little Jun 2 2018 12:00 AM

Peg, we are so sorry to hear of Cheri's passing. May God grant you and your family peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time. Lola, Judy and Cathy

Lola Stoughton May 30 2018 12:00 AM

RIP Cheri. You will be missed.

Kimber Taylor Hemphill May 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheri Swift

Paula Roth May 29 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheri Swift

donna wackwitz May 29 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheri Swift

Karen Y Wyckoff - Bath, NY May 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheri Swift

kim dickerson little genesee ny May 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cheri Swift

Peggy Reitz May 28 2018 12:00 AM

I remember Cheri as a little girl in Bible School and at Camp Harley. Sorry for your loss. She is an angel in Heaven now!

Jeanne Traver-Irby May 28 2018 12:00 AM

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