Marie Swoyer

Marie A. Swoyer, 54, Newton, died Dec. 12, 2011.

She was born Feb. 24, 1957, in Topeka, the daughter of Donald D. and Grace E. McEvoy Swoyer.

As a child, the family moved to Elm, Wash. She attended school in Olympia, Wash., until the family moved to Newton in 1974. She graduated from Hesston High School in 1975.

She was a member of the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ and volunteered at the Food Bank.

Survivors include her parents of Ozawkie; brothers, Thomas Frank Swoyer, Willmer, Minn., Mark Allen Swoyer, Spring Valley, Calif., and Daniel Paul Swoyer, Tijeras, N.M.; and sisters, Kathy Duerksen, Newton, and Becky Hewitt, Arkansas City.

Memorial services will be held at the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

A memorial has been established with the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, Kansas Christian Home, and the Special Olympics. contributions can be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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