Marion Green (Swift) Smith, 95, of Sevierville, passed away on August 3rd, 2021. She had looked forward to being reunited with her husband of 45 years, Claude A Smith Jr., parents, Avery E Swift, mother Nellie Elizabeth St. John (Green) Swift, brothers, Donald and Douglas Swift, nephews Douglas and David Swift, and many other family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Becky) Henry, son-in-law Gary W Henry, grandsons Nathan W Henry (Sonya) and Neil D Henry (Susanne), 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and their families.
She graduated Montrose (PA) High School in 1943 and continued her education at Maryville College, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Religious Education in 1948. Marion went on to receive her Registered Nurse degree at Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She dedicated many years of her life helping others at Blount Memorial Hospital and other institutions, and taught the 1st grade class at Becky's school during a teacher shortage.
Marion's family was musically inclined, she being able to play piano, clarinet, and violin. She shared the love of music with her daughter, providing (and driving to) many hours of lessons. Marion was also active in church, formerly serving on the Session of Highland Presbyterian in Maryville, and attending Rocky Springs Presbyterian in the Boyds Creek community. Her love of all creatures was extraordinary, once compelling her to stop traffic on a busy road to assist a turtle in crossing safely.
The family will be receiving friends' condolences and sharing more stories on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Rawlings Funeral Home in Sevierville Tennessee from 11AM until 1PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church on Boyd's Creek Highway, Sevierville, TN or Camp Susque in Trout Run, PA.
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