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Virginia Belle (nee Barnhart) Swiger

• May 2, 2018 at 5:29 PM

NORWALK — Virginia Belle (nee Barnhart) Swiger, 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

Virginia was born August 2, 1926 in Bealsville, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas and Gay (nee Wood) Barnhart.

Virginia enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of New London.

She is survived by her sons, Carl David (Julia) Swiger, Thomas (Tammy) Swiger, Robert (Barb) Swiger and William (Melody) Swiger; daughters, Jessie (Les) Sheppard and Wendy (Denton) Kerr; daughter-in- law, Linda Swiger, 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and brother, Jim Louisa.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Swiger; sons, Gary and Samuel Swiger, stepdaughters, Willa Beutler and Virginia Stenzering and brother, Carl Wood.

The visitation for Virginia will be held at Eastman Funeral Home in New London from 6 pm – 8 pm on Friday, May 4, 2018 where a service will be held on Saturday at 11 am with Ed Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Edwards Grove Cemetery in Greenwich.

Virginia’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care she received from all of her caregivers, especially the entire staff at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. Memorial contributions in her honor may be directed towards the Salvation Army: Central Ohio Division (966 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205). Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

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