Betty A. (Bogner) Swartzmiller

Mrs. Swartzmiller

Betty A. (Bogner) Swartzmiller, 86, of Attica, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Scipio Sidings, to Henry E. and Helen M. (Ball) Bogner. Betty married the love of her life, Newton E. Swartzmiller, April 7, 1951, and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 2017.

Betty was a homemaker who raised a houseful of children and grandchildren and instilled in them love, devotion and loyalty.

Survivors include nine children, Cynthia Alspach of Galion, Rebecca (Stephen) Mason of Attica, Trudy (Steve) Kauffman of Tiffin, David (Denise) Swartzmiller of Attica, Terri (David) Drosky of Republic, Cheri Swartzmiller of Tiffin, Douglas Swartzmiller of Republic, Scott Halcomb of Port Clinton and Dawn (Randy) Groves of Attica; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild due in October; three siblings, Carol Bogner, Linda Hahler and Ronald (Edith) Bogner; and a brother-in-law, Art Carp.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Marion, Melvin, Donald, James, Paul and Joseph Bogner; four sisters, Shirley Slosser, Mary Halcomb, Peggy Carp and June Bogner; brother-in-law, Gerald Hahler; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

The Swartzmiller family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Home, 295 W. Tiffin St., Attica, OH 44807, (419) 426-4094. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.

Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 320 Stump Pike Road, Attica, with Fr. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Attica, with a luncheon following the burial at Our Lady Hope reception hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center or Attica Food Bank.

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Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gase and staff, Dr. Amin and the caring staff at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center. Our sister, Terri Drosky, has been a mainstay in our lives through these last difficult months. Her tender, loving care and patience helped ease Mom into her last good night. We are truly a blessed family. Our hearts are broken, but we will join both of you in heaven at our time.