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RICHWOOD: Peggy Swartz, age 64, of Richwood, died Monday evening, December 5, 2011 at Marion General Hospital. She was born July 11, 1947 to the late Paul H. and Helen Laverne (Martino) Swartz. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Danny and Kelley; and special friend, Karleen Streitenberger.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood. Peggy was a lifelong nursing home consultant. She earned her RN after graduating from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. She then graduated from Capital University with a Masters in Business Administration. She worked on The Ohio State University Kidney Transplant Team, and then was the Director of Nursing Services at Grant Hospital. After that, she served as Bureau Chief of Human Resources for the State of Ohio under Governor Celeste. She owned and operated Peg Wood Farms where she raised cattle. In keeping with her love of cattle, she served on the board of directors of the Ohio Short Horn Association. She also loved dogs and always had a pair of Keeshonds or Bichon Frises.
She is survived by a brother, Jeff (Barb) Swartz, Richwood; sisters-in-law, Mary Lu Swartz, and Connie (Joe) Isler; nephews and niece, Jason (Mandy) Swartz, Nathan (Teresa) Swartz, Jennifer Swartz, Jerry (Gina) Swartz, Kelton (Dustin Hurst) Swartz and Kyle Swartz.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and EMS Association, P. O. Box 15, Richwood, OH 43344.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com
Published in the Marion Star on Dec. 7, 2011