Mount Vernon News
  • Barbara Ann Swanson

  • October 8, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Barbara Ann “Grandma” Swanson, 80, of Davis Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Boston, Mass., to the late Charles and Susan (Hayward) Litchfield. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Sanders of Mount Vernon; granddaughter, Dana (Michael) Kemmer of Centerburg; great-granddaughter, Riley Kay Kemmer; and her four-legged companions, Buddy and Boomer.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will observe a private funeral service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Barbara Ann “Grandma” Swanson.

The family would like to thank the staff of second floor and the staff of Palliative Care of Knox Community Hospital, staff and residents of Countryview of Sunbury Nursing and Rehabilitation and a special thank you to Dr. Bowers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave a condolence, visit

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