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Doris Swadley

July 13, 1935 — December 7, 2012

Doris Siron Swadley, 77, of Staunton, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Augusta Health.

She was born July 13, 1935 in McDowell, a daughter of the late Lloyd Cameron and Ruth Hull Faurote Siron.

Mrs. Swadley retired from Mary Baldwin College and was a member of the former Seybert Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandsons and great-grandson. She was known as “the crossword puzzle queen” and enjoyed bowling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dice Swadley; five brothers, Ray, Leo, Clyde, Glen and Garrett Siron; four sisters, Pauline Sullenberger, Rosalie Toman, Dorothy Barbour and an infant sister, Kay Siron.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Fretwell of Staunton; son, Robert C. Swadley of Staunton; four grandsons, Garrett Morris, Edward Swadley, and Jonathan and Michael Fretwell; great-grandson, Gage Michael Fretwell; two sisters, Geraldine Turner and husband Carl of Fishersville and Judy Waybright and husband Olin of Monterey; and special friends, Jane Kincaid, Vera Conner and Kathy Orebaugh.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with Pastor Mike Puffenbarger officiating.

Burial followed at Monterey Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Garrett Morris, Jonathan Fretwell, Henry Sullenberger, Mark Waybright, Duane Turner and Dean Turner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monterey Cemetery, c/o Nancy Sweitzer, P.O. Box 236, Monterey, Va. 24465 or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

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