She was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Terre Haute.
She was a lifetime member of the Indiana Old Time Fiddler's.
Survivors include her husband Robert Swain Sr., whom she married Dec. 29, 1961, children Robert Swain Jr. and wife Beverly, Lawrence Swain Sr. and wife Lori Ann, all of Terre Haute, William Swain Sr. and wife Barbara Jean, Brazil, Deborah Smith and husband Troy Sr., Terre Haute, and Loretta Batchelor and husband Ricky, Brazil, grandchildren Natasha Swain, Linda Lou Swain, Lawrence Swain Jr., Terre Haute, Clifford Lee Swain, Brittany Swain, William Swain Jr., of Brazil, Troy Smith Jr., Terre Haute, Leo Smith and wife Keela, Hartland, Mich., and Daria Caldwell, Brazil, sisters Nadine Horner, Praireton, Gladys Burkhart and Ruby Fish, both of Oaktown, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded ni death by her parents and brother Clifford "Butch" Gilbert.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute. Services will be at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roselawn Funeral Home to help assist with funeral expenses.