Born in Jackson, Michigan January 1, 1924, she passed away at Henry Ford Allegiance Health on January 4, 2019. Surviving are her daughters Joanne Freeman and Kathy Nelson of Arizona; son Daniel (Donna) Swihart of Horton; daughter-in-law Nel Swihart of Indiana; six grandchildren, Brian (Kristen) Freeman of New York, Kirsten Freeman and Hans (Shannon) Nelson of Arizona, Robert (Mary Gale) Swihart of Indiana, Rich and Steve Swihart of Jackson; ten great-grandchildren, Jake and Rafe Swihart, Piper and Kadey Nelson, Shelby Hancock, Joseph Freeman, Britney, Brock, Trent and Roxie Swihart; brother-in-law Leonard Swihart and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Robert Bruce and Mae (Bregg) Bruce; her husband of 56 years Charles R. Swihart; daughter Betty Swihart; son Chuck Swihart; brothers Roy, Kenneth (Nel), Robert and George (Genevieve) Bruce, sisters Helen (Wyman) Godfrey, Dorothy (Al) Welch and Lila Bruce. Rosemary is retired from L.H. Field’s, was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church, a volunteer and auxiliary member of W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital; Clark Retirees Club, Rose City Chapter AARP, Jackson Citizen Patriot Golden Wedding Club, Michigan Center Senior Center and the Boos Recreation Center. She led a very active life with her husband wintering in Arizona, traveling throughout the United States and enjoying time with her family. Services will be held at Arthur-Day Funeral Home, Michigan Center, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11am with Rev. Larry Rubingh officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 5-8 pm. Contributions in her memory are directed to the Salvation Army.
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