Marjorie Emma Swank

July 31, 1924 ‒ April 03, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

Marjorie Emma Swank went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3, 2020. She was 95. She was born on July 31, 1924, in Shauck, Ohio to parents James Huvler and Alice Burson. She graduated from Bellville High School with the class of 1942.

On March 14, 1942, she married Dory Swank and they resided their entire married life in Butler, Ohio. Dory and Margie spent 67 wonderful years together until he passed away on December 3, 2009.

Marjorie was a charter member of Clear Fork Alliance Church where she often volunteered to work in the nursery. She was also a member of the Butler Homemaker’s Club and the book club from her church. She enjoyed gardening and nature and was an avid reader. Margie loved spending time with her family and loved Raymond’s homemade ice cream.

She is survived by her son Kenneth Swank and Raymond (Donale) Swank; daughters Shirley Sargent and Sandra (Joe) Zagone; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, 1 great-great-granddaughter on the way and sister Janet Page.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Burson, Doug Burson and Roger Burson, sister Jean Phillips and daughter-in-law Linda Swank.

A private family graveside service will be held Monday, April 6, 2020, at 2 pm at Owl Creek Cemetery. Pastor Mike Stine will officiate. For friends and family at home, services will be live-streamed through the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page ( and will be available to watch later on the Snyder Funeral Home website.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Margie’s church in her memory: Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008 OH-97, Bellville, OH 44813

A celebration of life service for family and friends will be held at a later date.

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  • My memories of Margie will always make me smile. She was one terrific lady. Margie will be missed.

  • My Grandma was full of beauty, grace and humor. I will always have such fond memories of her and her spunk!! We both had a love for animals, especially kitties. We could spend hours telling pet stories. I will miss that. I know she is resting peacefully and visiting with Grandma Dory. Yucka Yucka Doo.. I love you!! ❤️ Laurie

  • Sandy and family,
    When in school, it was always a pleasure to come to your parents house. One memory I will never forget is when your mom served Homemade apple dumpling with ice cream for supper. It was awesome!!
    Sorry for your loss and may you find comfort knowing she is at peace with the Lord.

  • Good memories (Butler Homemakers Club, Lay Witness
    Missions) and prayers to all the family.

  • I am so shocked to hear about Marg passing..Marge was a wonderful person. I so enjoyed seeing her and talking to her. I will be praying for all of you. God has received another in his kingdom.

  • Love, thoughts and prayers to all the family. Marge was such a sweet lady. The Swanks were wonderful neighbors when I was growing up. Dory is fondly remembered as well as a mailman. They are now together again. Blessings, Don and Sue Hoeflich Thomas


  • Condolences to all the family. Margie was a good friend and neighbor when I lived in Butler.

  • Condolences to all the Swank family… What a beautiful lady Marge was inside and out… Always a beautiful smile on her face… She surely will be missed by many… Thoughts and prayers I send to you all in this time of sorrow. Love to all, Charlene.

  • Dear Swank Family,
    I would like to express my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. When living in Butler nearly my whole life I also remember both Mr. and Mrs. Swank as quiet neighbors, honorable and deserving of great respect. I remember of seeing her always tending to her lovely flowers. As well, I always looked forward to when they had fresh peaches for the south to sell and share with others in the community. She will always be remembered as a lovely person to all that knew her!
    Sincerely, Becky (Gleason) Marth

  • Dear Swank Family,

    My heart and prayers for God’s comfort go out to you all.
    I grew up with Shirley from the 5th grade on
    and we had many good times with her parents, especially Marge.
    When in Ohio I would try to connect with her each year and her special friend
    Roxana. She will truly be deeply missed by all of us.

    sincerely, Sandy Sealey