Marcia L. Swanson
Marcia L. Swanson
Marcia Lucille Swanson, 103, of
Bloomington, passed away on April 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm in
Bloomington at Martin Health Center. Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 pm at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman
Memorial Home in Bloomington with Rev. Camilla Hempstead
officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from noon until 1
pm at the memorial home.
Entombment will be in Park Hill
Cemetery in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E Front Street, Bloomington,
IL 61701, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1312 Park Street,
Bloomington, IL 61701, Westminster Village, 2025 E Lincoln Street,
Bloomington, IL 61701, or to Advocate Hospice, 1304 Franklin Ave.,
Normal, IL 61761 in Marcia's name.
She was born October 13, 1909, at
home in Cornell, Il, daughter of Frank and Nellie Johnson.
She married David E. Swanson of DeKalb, IL, on July 7, 1940, in
Bloomington, IL and they were blessed with 37 years of marriage.
He passed away on October 3, 1977.
Survivors include many nieces and
nephews, Carole (Higdon) Ryan of Alamo, CA, Joan (Johnson) Pieper
of Napa, CA, Jack Bell of Newark, Ohio, Tom Johnson of Blufton,
South Carolina, Roger Johnson of Hilton Head, S.C. , Craig Johnson
of Huntington Beach, CA, Sue Coburn of San Diego, CA, Bill Phelps
of Salinas, CA, Frank Johnson of Hoover, AL, Victor Johnson of El
Cerrito, Paul Johnson of El Cerrito, Gail Johnson of Thousand
Oaks, CA, Nellie (Johnson) Horton of San Rafael, CA, Jean (Swanson)
Pumfrey of Sycamore, IL, Sue (Swanson) Faris of Rockford, Il,
David Swanson of Honolulu, HI, and Jeff Swanson, Antioch, IL,
cousin Dan and Liz Johnson of Somanauk, IL, and many great nieces
and nephews, and friends.
Marcia was preceded in death by her
husband, Dave Swanson, their baby boy, five brothers, Richard,
Harold, Marshall, Meredith, and Fred, and five sisters, Vera,
Kathryn, Estelle, Margaret, and Marie, and several
Marcia graduated from Illinois
Wesleyan University in 1934, with her Bachelor's Degree in
Education, and was a lifelong member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
While at the University she played basketball and
She was a high school teacher for
several years in Chenoa, Il, and after she and Dave moved to
Berkeley, CA, she taught there also. Her subjects were Home
Economics, Science, and Physical Education. Marcia
loved to sew, cook, do crossword puzzles, play cards, and visit
Marcia and Dave traveled quite
extensively while he was with State Farm Insurance, first at the
Regional Office in Berkeley, CA, and then back in Bloomington at
the Home Office. She was a devoted member of Wesley Methodist
Church, Brokaw Women's Auxiliary, P.E.O., and for many years was on
the Women's Bowling Team at Bloomington Country Club.
Her family was blessed to have
Marcia with them for so many years in such good health. She
always felt she was blessed to have so many good family
members and loving friends. She will be missed but will remain
in our hearts forever.
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the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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