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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