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Nancy Swygard

April 25, 1938 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Nancy Swygard Obituary

Nancy Barbara Swygard, age 85, of Timewell, Illinois passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023 at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville, Illinois.

She was born April 25, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Joseph L. and Eleanor Schacht Baker.  She married William Lester “Bud” Swygard on September 7, 1956 in Monmouth, Illinois and he survives. 

For many years, Nancy cleaned houses for several area residents and earlier in life worked as a telephone operator. 

She attended Galesburg, Illinois schools and was a member of the Beardstown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Nancy always enjoyed cooking and sewing, having made many of her own clothes. 

Survivors include her husband William “Bud” Swygard of Timewell.  1 daughter Vicky Martin (Randy) of Mt. Sterling.  1 daughter-in-law Melissa Swygard of Salisbury, Missouri.  8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Don Charles Swygard and 2 half brothers. 

Cremation will be accorded and private services will be held at a later date. 

Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

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