Loretta Swank, age 75, passed away April 6, 2022. She was born July 12, 1946 to late parents Bill and Priscilla Gayheart in Hazard, KY. She grew up on the family homestead with her late brother JW Gayheart and sister Millie Overbee. She was a proud alumnus of Cordia High School and Midway College near Lexington KY. Loretta was happily married for 52 years to her beloved husband Don Swank. She was a loving mother to her three children and especially loving “Mamaw” to her 11 grandchildren. She always made her family feel extra special. She prayed relentlessly for her family and many others that they would know the eternal hope of salvation in Christ. She was a devoted member of Faith Baptist Church for over 40 years. She will be greatly missed by her family - husband, Don Swank, son Eric (Kelly) Swank, daughter Stacey (Tim) Wilson, daughter Emily (Juan) Medina and 11 grandchildren, T. Luke Wilson, Nathanael Wilson, Kayla Wilson, Grace Wilson, Seth Wilson, Bradley Swank, Matthew Swank, Abigail Swank, Scarlett Medina, Audrey Medina, Calvin Medina. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, April 9, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. Funeral Services will follow visitation beginning at 4:00pm also at the funeral home. There will also be visitation from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Monday, April 11, at Maggard's Mountain View Chapel, 352 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701. A graveside service will follow at the Gayheart Cemetery, Hazard, KY. Services will be conducted by her son-in-law, Pastor Tim Wilson. Memorial contributions can be given to Child Evangelism Fellowship.
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