2017-10-08 / Obituaries


BARBARA MAY SWEERS, of Oakley, 89 passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Barbara was born on October 31, 1927 to Richard and Hazel (Foss) Terklilliger in Dimondale. She mar­ried Richard Sweers on June 1, 1947 in Bancroft. They cel­ebrated 52 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 1999. Barbara spent her life as a loving homemaker. She was an avid reader, she enjoyed canning, and she loved taking care of her home and family. She was also very active in her church.

Barbara is survived by her children, Marsha Cole, Rodney (Gail) Sweers, Greg (Lynda) Sweers, and Cheryl (Lex) Sweers-Sederstrom; her nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Phidora Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Sweers; her son-in-law, Paul Cole; and her sisters, Winifred O’Hanisain, Eula Wright, and Beatrice Starkey.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Nelson-House Funeral Homes Martin Chapel in Chesaning, with Pastor Ernesto Mariona officiating. The family will receive friends that day from noon until the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County or St. Charles United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelson-house.com.

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