Mary Katherine Swiger
Mary Katherine Swiger, 89, of Wallace, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2023 after a brief illness. Born August 18, 1933, to the late Dave Coleman Hooper and Caroline Morgan Hooper. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Arnold E. Swiger; four brothers, Arthur, Howard, Richard, and James Hooper; one sister, Virginia Riley Starkey; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Danny Swiger and Joey Sellaro, Keith and Mary Swiger, Kimberly and Jim Blake, DeAnna and Jeff Swiger, and Michael and Giget Swiger; nine grandchildren, Kip and Natasha Swiger, Jessie Swiger, Katherine Swiger, Matthew and Jessica Swiger, Tessa and Nate Yost, Chad Swiger, Celeste Swiger, Brandon Swiger, and Zane Swiger, as well as seventeen great-grandchildren.
Active in her community throughout her life, Mary regularly attended the Ten Mile Baptist Church and was a member of the Wallace First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Wallace Rebekah Lodge and volunteered for many civic organizations, including the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department and the Lord’s Pantry. Mary enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, her cats, and her protector for the last eight years, her Border Collie Zach. No child ever left Mary’s house without feeling loved, and no adult left without being offered a meal.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home on Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 10:00AM-2:00PM. A funeral service will directly follow with Pastor Buzzy Holbert officiating. Interment will follow at Lions Club Cemetery, Wallace.