E. Opal SWINEHART, 99, of North Ridgeville and formerly of Wooster died January 19, 2009 in Olmsted Manor Nursing Home in North Olmsted.
She was born July 4, 1909 in Congress Twp., West Salem, Oh., daughter of Charles D. and Minnie Belle Camp Dreibelbis. In 1928 she married Alva Clark. He died in November of 1970. In 1979 she married Brooks Swinehart. He died August 20, 2002.
She was a 1927 graduate of Congress High School and was a homemaker. She had been a clerk for the former Barney Lehman’s for a number of years and had worked at the Layton School in the office and as an aide. She was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.
Surviving are daughter, Annette Clark Hilliard of Oceanside, CA, step-son, Ferrell Swinehart of Wooster, step-daughter, Phyllis Ann Ulshafer of Ashtabula, OH, grandchildren Greg Clark of Elyria, John Clark of New Port Beach, California, Tim Clark of Berea, Susan Kern Hopkins of Phoenix, AZ, Edward L. Kern, Jr. of San Diego, California and Michael Kern of Oceanside, California; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
In addition to her husbands, she. was preceded in death by her parents, son, William Clark, sisters Nelle Swanson, Grace Mowrer, Rhea Mowrer, Ellen Buchanan, Mildred Dreibelbis and Doris Hiller and brothers Bryan, Russell, Carl and Charles Jr. Dreibelbis.
Friends will be received at the at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster one hour prior to the time 11:00 A.M. service on Saturday, January 24, 2009 with the Rev. Glenn Royer officiating. Interment will follow in the West Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ,150 E. North St,.Wooster, OH. 44691 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Trinity United Church of Christ or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co.
Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home
1 hour prior to the service