Janet R. Swisher

December 27, 1928 ‒ October 21, 2019

Shreve, Ohio
Formerly of Galion,

Janet R. Swisher, 90, of Shreve and former Galion resident passed away October 21, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster. She had been in declining health.

Born December 27, 1928 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of Paul Lester and Ruth Inez (Blazer) Castanien.  She married Robert Eugene Swisher on June 11, 1948 and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage until his passing on December 21, 2013.

She was a graduate of Marion Harding High School in 1947.  Janet was a longtime member of the Galion Alliance Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, where she held all of the offices and was a Deputy Grand Matron and served as an advisor for the Rainbow Girls and 4H.  She enjoyed baking fresh homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. She also enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her children when they were young.

She is survived by her children, Cathy (Rick) Ault of Ontario, Ohio, Margaret “Peggy” (Rev. Jerry) O’Brien of Shreve and Richard “Dick” (Linda) Swisher of Mansfiled; six grandchildren, Tara (Dan) Reynolds of Crestline, Micah (Casey) Ault of Bay Village, Chevaun (Michael) Pannell of Smithville, Nicole (Travis) Strong of Wooster, Matt (Eli) Swisher of New Hyde Park, NY and Ben (Christine) Swisher  of Columbus; 13 great grandchildren, Spencer, Katelyn, Madeleine, Jude, Macey, Segno, Pawie, Madison, Gavin, Kylee, Nolan, Ellie, Callen and one expected; siblings, Virginia Retterer of Bowling Green, Bill Castanien of Defiance, Eleanor (Bill) Siedell of Roanoke, VA., Frank (Denise) Castanien of Englewood, Fla., Judy (Bill) Thatcher of Marion and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends of Mansfield and Galion.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three siblings, Marjorie Castanien, Jeanne Shertzer and Richard “Bud” Castanien.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Rick Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Janet Swisher, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Jerry, Peggy, Chevaun and family, Nicole and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all “Grandma Jan” was a very special lady! She had a great smile when you would greet her. She loved her family very much. I remember when Callen was born and how he was her little guy Love you all Please let me know if I can do anything

    Diana Strong

  • Dick and Linda, I’m so sorry to be reading this about your mother. May God’s abundant blessings pour out upon you and your entire family. Much love and many prayers in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Kim

  • We are so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother and Grandmother. May she rest in peace. Thinking of all of the family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. We have wonderful memories of her at First UCC and her friendship with Christina. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I remember “Mom” Swisher from my days in Rainbow Girls. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  • We are sorry to hear of you Mother’s passing Richard! We pray that you find peace and comfort during this time of transition.

    Jim & Sandy Mansfield

  • Dick and Linda so sorry to hear about your mom. Our hearts go out to you and the family . Sending you all hugs and prayers .

  • Janet was such a sweet lady. Sara and I send our sincere condolences to the Swisher Family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Thoughts and prayers and God’s PERFECT PEACE and COMFORT for the entire family at this time of loss of your dear mother.

  • Rick, Cathy, Tara & Micah so sorry to hear of your Mother and Grandmother’s passing.
    Janet was a special person to us as was your Dad and Grandfather.
    We have been holding your family up in prayer. We have also made a donation to The Gideons International for a memorial Bible in Janet’s name. God Bless you with the comfort of His Holy Spirit.