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September 26, 2018 Mary Swolley
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Mary B. Swolley, 65, died Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home in rural Keota. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Cremation will follow the service. A general memorial fund has been established.

Mary Bell Swolley was born Jan. 11, 1953, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Vernon and Cora (Roe) Swolley. She earned her GED from Kirkwood Community College where she studied accounting. She was united in marriage to Glen Gingerich at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Mary was most recently employed at the Riverside Casino until failing health required her to retire. She enjoyed crotcheting, playing games on the computer, camping and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her dog Tippy; husband: Glen of Keota; daughter: Misty (Chuck) Vest and grandson Ethan White of West Chester; four sisters: Margaret Andersen of Exira, Iowa, Nancy (Tom) Wills of Colorado, Cathy Zimmerman of Columbus, Neb., Donna Cline and special friend Jim Moore of Iowa City. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents; one brother: William Swolley; six sisters: Carol Jayne, Karen Johnson, Christine Freland, Linda Van Voltenburg, Betty White and Sandy Swolley.

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