Margaret J. Swigart
Margaret J. Swigart
  • December 10, 1926 - January 15, 2018
  • Dayton, Ohio

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SWIGART, Margaret Josephine (Wirt), age 91, of Kettering, OH, passed away on January 15, 2018. Margaret was born on December 10, 1926 in Cookeville, TN to parents, Ralph H. Wirt and Maggie Jared Wirt. She attended and graduated from Central High School in Cookeville, and worked in Oakridge TN at the Union Carbide plant during World War II. Margaret moved to Kettering in 1961 where she worked at Sears, Roebuck Company and eventually retired. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution and the Kettering VFW, Post 9927. Margaret was very active in her community; she played in the Seniors Kettering Band and was a volunteer at Kettering Memorial Hospital where she served until the age of 88. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Swigart, parents, Ralph and Maggie Wirt, her sister Ruth Kremza, and brothers Bill and Jack Wirt. She is survived by her sister Jessie Mae Watts, sister-in-law, Tommy Tate, son Jim Madewell (Pam), and daughter, Nancy Bryant; her grandchildren Molly Talent (Sammy), Nick and Kary Madewell, and great-granddaughter Bailey Talent. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Dayton, OH 45429, Friday January 19, 2017 from 10 am until time of at 11 am. The Reverend Irwin Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Shoup Cemetery, Beavercreek, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Margaret's memory to the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459 or the American Heart Association, 1313 W. Dorothy Lane, Dayton, OH 45409. Online condolences may be sent to