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 Sally E. Swarts, 93 of Cisco, IL passed away 4:10 PM October 28, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello, IL with Monsignor Michael Bliss Celebrant. Burial will follow at Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 10:30 AM Saturday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Sally E. Swarts Memorial Fund.

 

Sally was born June 24, 1926 on the family farm south of Weldon, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Eleanor (Henson) Edwards. She married Herald E. Swarts July 15, 1943 in Chicago, IL. He passed away September 14, 2004.

 

Survivors include her son, Michael Swarts, Cisco, IL; grandchildren, Timothy (Freedom) Swarts, Tullahoma, TN, Matt (Brie) Clark, Pensacola, FL, Paul Clark, Cisco, IL, Donna Roe, Cisco, IL, Danny (Sara) Marsh, Edwardsville, IL; great grandson, Kaleb (Lindsey) Swarts, great-great granddaughter, Tinley Swarts, great-great grandson, Cohen Swarts all of Decatur, IL; great grandchildren, Timmy, Sarah, Leah, and Rachael Swarts all of Tullahoma, TN; great grandchildren, Jacob and Dylan Roe, Cisco, IL; and special friend, Patricia Swarts, Cisco, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 1 grandson, Farren Andrew Swarts.

 

Sally worked with her brother, Ron Edwards, at Weldon Fertilizer Inc, she retired in 1991 after 30 years of service. After retiring, she spent much of her time raising flowers, indoors and out; her favorites were African Violets. She was an avid reader, keeping a notebook of what she had read. Working crossword puzzles were a favorite activity. Making cookies for her family and friends was always enjoyable but spending time with her family made her the happiest.

 

Sally was a member of the St. Philomena Catholic Church and Craig Reed Auxiliary.

 

She will be greatly missed by her friends and family, leaving many cherished memories. 

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