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Alice Ellen Swonger

Alice Ellen Swonger, age 88, of Scio passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Mercy Medical Center in Canton.

Born Aug. 4, 1922, in New Baltimore, she was a daughter of the late Rolman and Maude (Slabaugh) Weekly.

She worked at the former Scio Pottery in the decorating department and attended the United Methodist Church in Atwater.  She enjoyed gardening, yard work, flowers and various crafts.  She loved to cook, especially making homemade bread. 

She is survived by two sons, Robert E. (Carol) Swonger of Louisville, and Timothy Swonger and companion Gigi Williams, of Perrysville; two daughters, Nancy (Kenneth) Booth of Scio, and Barbara (Steve) McGuire of New Vienna; a sister-in-law, Edna Weekly of Alliance; 19 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Swonger, whom she married April 16, 1939, and who passed away Feb. 11, 2010; a son, Walter Swonger Jr.; three brothers, Elmer Weekly, Paul Weekly and Lewis Weekly and two sisters, Lottie Mercer and Ethel Kmetko.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home of Carrollton.  Burial will be in Perrysville Cemetery.  Calling hours are Feb. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association East Central Ohio, 4916 Hills & Dales, Canton, in memory of Alice. 


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