Esther J. (Kegley) Swanger
Esther J. Swanger, age 87, of Marvin Avenue, Shelby, died Sunday, June 29, 2008 at her home.
She was born July 8, 1920 in Morehead, Kentucky the daughter of the late John William and Rosa (Crose) Kegley. Esther was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing solitaire. She loved playing the organ and singing.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Kenneth W. Swanger, whom she wed on August 22, 1937; 3 sons, James L. and Beverly Swanger of Shelby, Charles W. and Lorraine J. Swanger of Mansfield, Douglas E. and Lorraine R. Swanger of Mifflin; a daughter, Marilyn Dosier of Shelby; a daughter-in-law, Susan Swanger of Shelby; 3 sisters, Donna and Donald Kiser of Shelby, Della and Sherlin Horn of Shelby, Freida Chaffin of West Virginia; 3 brothers, Earl Kegley of Shelby, Hollie and Diane Kegley of Virginia, Jim and Jeri Kegley of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Wanda Kegley of Shelby; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth L. Larry Swanger in 2007, a grandson, John W. Swanger in 2008, 3 brothers, John Kegley, Harley Dexter Kegley, Norman Kegley, 3 sisters, Zenith Adkins, Mary Lou Kegley, Audra Kegley.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 11 AM with Rev. O. Douglas Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Med Central Hospice. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at