Steven Lee Swisher

November 22, 1949 ‒ May 18, 2021

Ashley, Ohio

Steven Lee Swisher, 71, of Ashley passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, May 18, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born November 22, 1949 in Delaware to the late Darrell and Hazel (Vigar) Swisher and later graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1967. On November 14, 1970, he married the love of his life Mary Jane Coffee. Together they shared 50 years of marriage.

Steven worked as a barber for many years and enjoyed watching baseball, going to auctions and watching online auctions.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Mitzi (Will Christoff) Swisher; daughter-in-law, Tonya Swisher; brother, Dean (Terri) Swisher. He will also be greatly missed by his 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many friends and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Steven was preceded in death by his son Darrell in 2018.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William Street, Delaware, where services celebrating Steven’s life will follow at 1:00 pm with Hospice Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.

Contributions in Steven’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Swisher family.

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  • Although I didn’t know Steven, I am very sorry to hear about this loss to the Swisher family. I will pray that God will comfort all of you with His love for you and yours for one another, along with the very best of your memories of Steven.

  • We grew up across the block from each other❤️ Your parents always had a smile and a wave as we grew older. I saw Dad more so than Mom into adulthood but he still always made time to check in and check up. The most amazingly beautiful smile ever. I’m so very sorry, Mitzi. You and your Mom are in my heart and thoughts.

  • Mary Jane & family
    So sorry about Steve passing he was a great man always had a smile and a joke for you everytime he seen someone . My prayers and thoughts are with you all. We were all truly blessed by knowing this great man Thank you

  • Mary Jane and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Please know that I am praying for all of you now and in the coming days. May God bring comfort and peace to you all.

    Your cousin,

  • Mary Jane and Dean,my heart and prayers are with you and your families. Steve was a wonderful man and we will sure miss him. Steve had so many health problems, but always managed to smile. RIP dear friend.

  • Our condolences to the Swisher family. Our is friends of Darrell and Tonya . We have always gotten a smile and a friendly hello we came to visit Tonya and Darrell. We never heard a bad story about Mr Steven Swisher. May he rest easy in Heaven with Darrell. He will be greatly missed by all.

  • Our condolences to the Swisher family.We are friends of Darrell and Tonya . We have always gotten a smile and a friendly hello….. when we came to visit Tonya and Darrell. We never heard a bad story about Mr Steven Swisher. May he rest easy in Heaven with Darrell. He will be greatly missed by all.

  • We were very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I think of him from all the family reunions over the years, when Steve always had a quick smile, friendly greeting and twinkle in his eye. May he rest in peace.

  • Mary Jane and family you are in my prayers.

    He always had a smile in school. We could always kid each other. He will be missed.

    Love you Mary Jane Coffee!!

  • Mary Jane and Family, sending our heart felt condolences and sympathy. God bless you all, may GOD give you peace and comfort. ((Hugs))

  • Mary Jane I am so sorry to hear about Steve! You are in our prayers!

  • Mary Jane and family,
    So sorry o hear of Steve’s passing and will keep you and family in my prayers. Keep all the memories in your heart.



  • Mary Jane ,
    I am so very sorry for your loss and Know you will miss Steve each and everyday. May he Rest In Peace. I am sorry I could not be there.

  • To Steve’s family, and especially Mary Jane. We will miss seeing Steve and you together. As many have already said, in spite of all of his past medical issues, he always had a beautiful smile on his face and a wonderful laugh to put everyone else at ease. While we were growing up in Radnor, Steve and I cut our fingers together and became blood brothers. We often would swing on the ropes in his barn and collected duck eggs along his backdoor creek. I love Steve and I look forward to seeing him and Mary Jane in Heaven, one day. You will always be my brother in Christ. Love and eternal hope and blessings to your family. Matthew 11:28-29

  • Was so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing Mary Jane. May you be comforted in all of your fond memories together. Love and condolences.
    Susie and Doug