Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Bonnie J. Swanger

Bonnie J. Swanger, age 86, of Shelby, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Hospice House of North Central Ohio in Ashland.

 She was born April 10, 1929 in Shelby the daughter of the late Ralph George and Myrtle Lucille (Bonecutter) Bell. She was a 1948 graduate of Shelby High School. Bonnie was a stay at home mom, a job she excelled in, and was very proud of being a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for 32 years. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and doing puzzles. One of her most memorable days was taking a hot air balloon ride in Ashland in celebration of her 60th birthday.

 She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Glenn D. Swanger whom she wed on October 8, 1950; 2 children: Mike (Linda) Swanger of Shelby and Sally (Andy) Daron of Plymouth; 5 grandchildren: Kevin (Christa) Swanger, Amy (Stephen) Steinmetz, Amanda Daron, Ben Daron, Andie (Shawn) Gray; 5 great grandchildren: Logan and Hailey Swanger, Grant, Cheyenne, and Carson Steinmetz; a sister: Carol Jackson; nieces, nephews and other relatives; 2 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Patricia Kuhn, and a brother, Clyde Bell.

 Family and friends are welcome from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Pastor Jim Trainer of the Willard Christian Alliance Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Linda McNeill Wilson says:

    Sally, Mike and families,
    I have many happy memories of living right across the road from your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the weeks and years ahead as you remember the many years of love and happiness with your mom.

    Much love,
    P.s. Sally, you’ll always be my “neighbor relative”. <3

  2. Robin Hamilton Smedley says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Swanger and Daron families. Thinking of you all at this time.

  3. Lisa Jarrett says:

    Kevin and Christa and family….. So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sally wagner says:

    My mother and I reconnected with our Shelby family several years ago. The time that we have been able to spend with all of you has been priceless. Bonnie was an amazing woman and our visits with her always lifted my spirits. I will miss her smile, the beautiful flowers she always had and sharing laughs with her. My thoughts, prayers and love goes out to all of her family. Sally Wagner and your Florida family

  5. Donna (Milligan) Muncy says:

    So many memories, but one I do remember well and that was what a great bowler your mom was. At least that’s what my mom told me. She was good at pretty much everything she did. Your hearts are heavy right now, but those good memories will help with your healing.
    God Bless you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Ambrose ( Slim ) & Joy Trucks says:

    Glen, Sally & Andy
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless you and your family.

  7. Kevin & Jari Amburgey says:

    Mike, Kevin and Family…we are sorry for your loss…may God comfort you in the days ahead…your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Harold and Nancy Metzger says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.

  9. Debbie Watkins says:

    My condolences to the entire family. I had a great time bowling with Bonnie for many years. She was a special lady.

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