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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
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

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    Family_of: Esther Swanger
    Your_Name: Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins

    Date: 08-06-30

    Condolence:

    Della, Donna and all the family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. God is planning a large family reunion for us in Heaven when we all get there. Our prayers are for comfort during your loss, and cherish all the great memories that you have. Prayers for strength and comfort through this very tough time.
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    Family_of: Esther Swanger
    Your_Name: Rev. Michael and Karen Barnett

    Date: 08-06-30

    Condolence:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace at this sad time. May your memories bring you comfort. You are all in our prayers.
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    Family_of: Charles Swanger
    Your_Name: Norma Jean & Dale Berndt

    Date: 08-06-30

    Condolence:

    Dear Chuck,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Even though it may be a blessing it is hard losing a parent and we never are really prepared for this big loss. You and Lorraine showed so much love in all you did for your Mother and I’m sure there was no doubt in her mind how much you cared.
    We pray you will feel God’s strength and receive the peace He can only provide.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Norma Jean & Dale Berndt
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    Family_of: Esther Swanger
    Your_Name: Lori Ann Mirwald

    Date: 08-06-30

    Condolence:

    Aunt Lorrain & Uncle Chuck,
    My sincerest condolences to you for your loss. I am sure she will be remembered as a wonderful woman who was loved by many. Please find peace in knowing that she is with God.
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    Family_of: Esther Swanger
    Your_Name: Sharon Link

    Date: 08-07-01

    Condolence:

    I am a friend of Lorraine And Della and just wanted the family to know that I share in their grief and will hold them up in prayer during this difficult time.

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    Family_of: Esther Swanger
    Your_Name: Shelly Adkins

    Condolence:

    Dear Chuck and Lorraine,

    My sincere condolences to you both and everyone in your family. My prayers will be with you during your loss. Know that the strength and comfort you find in each other will get you through each and every day. Remember the happy times and and cherish the memories. I love you both
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    Family_of:
    Your_Name: KIM SAMMONS AND FAMILY

    Date: 08-06-30

    Condolence:

    Im so sorry for your loss, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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