Elise Patrice Swingle

April 23, 1992 ‒ September 21, 2019

Johnstown, Ohio

Elise Patrice Swingle, age 27,  of Johnstown, died Saturday, September 21, 2019 as the result of an auto accident.  Elise recently began working at the Inn at Walnut Trail as the Business Director.  Graduate of Big Walnut High School and attended Columbus State University.  Veteran U.S. Army. Born on April 23, 1992 in Westerville to Susan SantAngelo and the late Richard N. Swingle.  Elise was an avid reader, loved and cared for animals of all kinds, was a skilled dog trainer, learned ASL, was a caring friend to many.  In addition to her father, Elise is preceded in death by grandparents, Mondo and Hilda SantAngelo, Ronald and Patrice Swingle; Aunt Karen Addison; Little Brother In Love, Austin Smith.  She is survived by mom and dad, Susan and Alvin Barkeloo of Sunbury; fiance’, Austin Thorpe of Johnstown; aunts & uncles, Adie & Ed, Alicia & Mack, Angie, Annemarie & Chris, Chris & Dave, Diane & Steve, Karen & Joe, Lisa & Curtis, Jody & Roger; cousins, Ashleigh, Brandon, Brett, Chrissy, Christa, Cora, Dillon, Emma, Felicity, Jaylen, Jeffrey, Jenny, Jess, Jessie, Judy, Kiera, Kyle, Leo, Lindsey, McKenzie, Nina, Talia, Taylor, Trevor and Robbie; best friend & sister, Claire; other relatives and many friends.  Friends may call 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service with military honors will be held at 12 noon on Saturday.  Pastor Eric Wolford officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions be made to a charity of your choice in Elise’s memory or to www.gofundme.com/f/elises-memorial-fund  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Elise’s family.  Please leave a condolence or memory for the family on this website.

  • I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful, kind, loving girl. She will always hold a special place in my heart due to her always smiling, kind heart and love of animals. She took great care of my cats when she would cat sit for me 3-4 years ago. My heart goes out to her friends and family during this difficult time. She touched my life, and I will never forget her. Rest in Peace Elise.

  • Elise watched my cats for me several years ago, yet she touched my life with her bright smile, her kindness, her joy of life and her love for animals. She was in my life only briefly yet her light shone brightly. I cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow of those who knew her best and saw her every day. Rest assured she left a legacy of kindness and goodness that will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathies on this tragic loss of such a wonderful and truly gracious human being. She will be deeply missed.

  • My deepest sympathy. My family and I are praying for you and your husband. Nothing hurts more than losing a child. When they say that time heals all wounds…don’t believe it. You will always have a whole in your heart. Cherish the memories that you had with your daughter. May God bless you and give you the strength to cope with this horrible tragedy. With all my love, cuz.

  • No words can express my sadness. Elise was a free spirt and always brought a smile to my face, even when she was misbehaving as a young girl Anyone who knew her will miss her greatly.

  • Sending my deepest sympathies for Austin and the family. Elise was one in a million and a friend to anyone she met. I enjoyed our chats when getting my car worked on.

  • I met Elise a few years back before she went to boot camp. I watched Guiness for her a few times. Elise and I had love and passion for animals in common. We followed each other on Facebook as well. Every so often we would see each other around town and chat it up. Her free spirit was so bubbly and sweet. I am saddened and heartbroken for all of you. I want you to know that I am thinking of your family in your time of loss. Elise will be greatly missed.

  • Such a beautiful energy taken to help elsewhere. She will be missed by anyone who knew her . Denise and i feel lucky to have known her

  • I knew Elise when she was a very young child as my mom, Bernadette and her grandmother Pat Swingle were very close and had play dates together with my niece. I remember her outgoing personality even as a small child. As sometimes happens, we lost contact with her but just three weeks ago, my mom was reminiscing about neighbors and mentioned Elsie and wanted to have my niece find her via social media. We were very saddened to hear of her passing on the Saturday news and wanted to express our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts. The Humphrey Family from Worthington Hills

  • Susan and Family,
    I was very sad when I heard this tragic news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can can do anything for you friend.

  • Our deepest sympathy for the loss of an amazing person. Elise will be greatly missed. Our prayers to her family in this very difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Casey & Ana Brindley

  • I read these words, “what was, still is”….
    To Elise’s fiancé Austin, her parents, family and friends.
    Four little words hold so much truth. God bless and comfort each one of you.

  • To Elise’s mother and father my condolences, your daughter was beautiful bright ray of sunshine to everybody she knew. She will be missed greatly and linger in our hearts always. To Austin Thorpe her fiance the love of her life my condolences to you too her loss will be felt for a very long time.

  • My heart goes out to all affected by this heartbreaking loss. Elise was such a joy to be around. She had so much energy and was one of the kindest souls I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. My husband and I have so many fantastic and funny memories between campouts and bar shops with Elise. She will truly be missed by many. Rest easy babe.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Elise. To Susan and Alvin, again let me know if you guys need anything. Not sure I can say what I feel for you guys, and how much I liked Elise.

  • I never had the opportunity to meet Elise but knowing Alvin somewhat, through business and having met Susan once I knew that Elise was their world. My love & prayers to her parents, fiance, family & friends. She lives on, in your hearts forever! ♡

  • Dear Austin and family

    I am sending wishes that God will hold you in His arms and comfort you at this time. I am sorry for your loss

    Cheryl Thorpe Maimona

  • We are truely sorry for your loss. The world has lost and amazing lady! She had a smile that lit up the room. Her happiness and cheer made the day brighter. We will miss her.

  • We were dismayed and heartbroken to learn of Elise’s passing. Such a wonderful, vibrant young woman. We always enjoyed the time we spend with her at Thorpe Automotive. So full of life, taken too soon. Our sincerest condolences to Austin and the entire family.

  • Nolan and our family are so terribly devastated for Elise’s passing. She could brighten a room with just her beautiful smile and vivacious personality. I always loved her conversations and wonderful personality. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to you. I can not imagine the sorrow and loss you are feeling. May God hold you close and heal your broken heart in time. We never understand His plans, but trust He understands our deepest grief. May you and your family find peace, in time. Cheri Burnett

  • Sweet Austin,
    I did not know Elise well. Our interactions were few and limited to the shop. Still, I always felt her warm heart and gentle spirit, her amazing humor and sense of purpose. I am so sorry for your loss.