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Michelle Christine (Bassler) Swords

May 10, 1983 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 38)


Michelle Christine (Bassler) Swords, 38, of McDermott, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

Michelle was born May 10, 1983 in Portsmouth to Michael and Maureen Bassler.   She graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2001 and Shawnee State University in 2004 with a degree in Radiology.

Along with her parents, she is loved and survived by her husband, Jeffrey Swords, daughter, Lorraine Therese Swords, son, Gabriel Thomas Swords, sister, Lauren Elizabeth Bassler, brother-in-law, Gregory Swords, mother and father-in-law; Susan and Jeff Swords, two nephews; Carter and Theo Swords, as well as many loving cousins, aunts and uncles.

Services and a celebration of her faith will be reserved for immediate family only and is under the direction of Melcher Hammer Funeral Home in Portsmouth.

In lieu of flowers, as Michelle was an avid lover of nature and Shawnee State Forest, the family requests donations be made in her memory to:  Friends of Shawnee State Park, (memo The Nature Center) P.O. Box 187, Portsmouth, OH  45662 and/or Christ’s Community Church, 2433 25th St., Portsmouth, OH  45662 where she loved to worship.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers.

“God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, The Lord is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation.”  Isaiah 12:2

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