Beatrice E. Swartz, age 82 of Wapakoneta, died 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. She was born February 28, 1930 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Emmitt Cloyd and Beola Estella Long Stotts. She married Leon J. Swartz, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Swartz was a retired bookkeeper with the City of Lima, had worked at Timmerman Ford in Lima for 27 years and had also worked at Bixel Ford in Bluffton.
She was a very loving woman; having great affection for her family whom she cherished. She had an appreciation for the outdoors. She loved fishing and it was a treat to fish with the grand boys. One of her passions was NASCAR and she enjoyed football rooting on the Denver Broncos. She loved watching her kids and grandkids playing sports.
Survivors include 3 sons – David Leon (Bessie) Swartz of Pueblo West, CO; Ronny Lee (Marty) Swartz of San Diego, CA; Carl Edward (Amy) Swartz of Lima; 3 daughters – Eileen K. Zink of St. Mary’s; Barbara L. (Ken) Burden of Wapakoneta; Debra A. (Joe) Koenig of Wapakoneta; 10 grandchildren – Scott Koenig, Eric Koenig, Toby Koenig, Stacy Amstutz, Shannon Fittro, Jacob Swartz, Ashley Swartz, Greg Winegardner, Julie Winegardner, and Larry Winegradner ; numerous great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren – Douglas Koenig and Terry L. Morris; a brother – Rolland Long and a sister – Barbara L. Malcolm.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Dottie Kaiser will officiate. Burial will follow in Allentown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to choice of the donor.
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm