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Jo Anne Swart (née Schien)


Jo Anne, age 87, passed away in Scottsdale on December 8, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Jo Anne graduated Springfield High School and received her Registered Nursing license from Indiana University.
She was a member of the first graduating class of Nurse Practitioners from the University of Minnesota.
Quick witted and a natural on stage, Jo Anne performed in community theater productions in San Diego and at Williams College.
Her positive attitude, empathy, omnipresent sense of humor, kindness, and love for family will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Please see for full obituary