Born 3-25-1949 -- Died 2-27-2006
Cheryl Ann Wetzel Swisher, 56, of Philadelphia, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2006, at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Swisher was born March 25, 1949, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Jane Hoyt Wetzel. She was joined in marriage to Joe Swisher on Aug. 29, 1970, at Marshall, Mo.
She was a graduate of Couch High School in Myrtle, Mo., and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where she studied elementary education. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and AWANA for many years. She also served on the church mission board and handled the mission accounts. She raised three sons and later worked as a library assistant at Marion County School R-II in Philadelphia. She loved to spend time with her family. She collected antiques, enjoyed reading and loved studying her Bible, always keeping it close at hand and reading through it every year. Her strength, courage and faith will continue to be a blessing and inspiration to her loved ones and to all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband; sons, David Swisher and wife, Ami, of Olathe, Kan., Paul Swisher and wife, Sara, of Philadelphia, Joel Swisher and fiance, Nikki Foxall, of Philadelphia; granddaughter, Jenna Rose Swisher of Olathe, Kan.; brothers, Donald Wetzel and wife, Betty Ann, of Plainfield, Ill., Duane Wetzel and wife, Jeanie, of Ellington, Mo.; sisters, Marita Bray and husband, Joe, of Marshall, Mo.; Marilyn Schofield and husband, Don, of Columbia, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held March 2 at the Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Stevens officiating.
Burial followed in Philadelphia Cemetery in Philadelphia, Mo., with arrangements by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Casketbearers were David Swisher, Paul Swisher, Joel Swisher, Mike Swisher, Duane Wetzel and Matt Schofield.
Memorials contributions may be made to Marion County R-II School Library or Philadelphia Baptist Church Mission Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.