REEDSVILLE - Jesse D. Swarey, 70, of 50 Wagner Lane, Reedsville, died at 3:06 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at Lewistown Hospital emergency room.
Born Aug. 17, 1941, in Belleville, he was a son of the late Daniel J. and Rachel E. (Peachey) Swarey. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Schmidt) Swarey, whom he married Oct. 15, 1967.
He is survived by: children, Julie Ann Peachey and husband, Paul, of Belleville, Kenneth Wayne Swarey and wife, Sharlene, of Transylvania, La., Marlin Jay Swarey and wife, Cynthia, of Reedsville, Brenda Jo Peachey and husband, David, of Belleville, and Melody Jane Kanagy and husband, Jason, of Lewistown; grandchildren, Aaron, Amy, Brent, Holly, Katelyn, Kylan, Kristina, Karilee, Courtney, Jonathan, Kimberly, Derek, and Bradley; and siblings, Naomi Swarey, of Reedsville, Crist Swarey and wife, Vivian, of Almena, Wis., Ben Swarey and wife, Mary, of Reedsville, Amos Swarey and wife, LaWanda, of El Dorado, Kan., and Rachel Koehn and husband, Royce, of Jamesport, Mo.
He was proceded in death by two grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Peachey, two sisters, Fannie Eicher and Susie Swarey, and one brother, Daniel Swarey.
He was a self-employed truck driver. Jesse enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, reading, and was very interested in his family genealogy.
He attended Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, in Belleville.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, at Rock Haven Church.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the church, with ministers Stanton Schmidt and Elmer Swarey, officiating. Interment will be in Rock Haven Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.