Delphia Marie Swaney
- August 27, 1940 - March 18, 2012
- Lima, Ohio
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Delphia Marie "Debbie" Swaney, 71, died at 6:07 p.m. March 18, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Morgan County, Tenn., to Rueben and Temia Sexton Hamby, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 14, 1998, she married Ralph W. Swaney, who survives in Lima. Mrs. Swaney had worked as an elevator operator, home health aide, and at several restaurants. She was a member of Bluelick Bible Church, Lima. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved shopping and spending time with family and friends. Survivors also include two daughters, Robin Lynn (Mark A.) Raesky, of Lima, and Cynthia Louise (Dave Lewis) Kill, of Lima; a son, Daniel R. Kill, of Lima; a stepdaughter, Sally A. (Dave) Singer, of Columbus; two brothers, Larence (Jackie) Hamby, of Lima, and Conley (Trudy) Hamby, of Oakdale, Tenn.; a sister, Nora Daugherty, of Knoxville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Heather (Perry) Beko, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jacob Raesky, of Lima, Cassandra Stebleton, of Lima, Joshua Stebleton, of Lima, David Lewis II, of Lima, Tyler Lewis, of Lima, Whitnee Kill, of Lima, Reyna Kill, of Lima, and Daniel "Danny" Kill II, of Lima; two stepgrandchildren, Shari Morse, of Columbus, and Steven Singer, of Columbus; and a great-granddaughter, Amiyah Elizabeth Rose, of Lima. She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Lee Golliher; three brothers, Stanley, Carl and Clem Hamby; two infant brothers, Robert and Ellis Hamby; a sister, Ruby Redmond; and an infant sister, Corey Hamby. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Jim Neighbors will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 17 N. State St., Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60602.