STREATOR ILLINOIS- Marietta Wingate Swanson 99 formerly of Paris Missouri, Galesburg, Illinois and Pontiac, Illinois, died Saturday morning (May 17, 2014) at a private care home in Streator, Illinois.
Private family graveside funeral services will be held in Paris MO. Hagi Funeral Home, Streator is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Swanson was born Feb. 21, 1915 at home near Paris MO, the daughter of Frank and Viola (Hinson) Wingate. She married her true love, William Holmes Swanson June 22, 1946 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 2005.
Marietta was a homemaker and had been active with Emmanuel Methodist Church while living in Galesburg. She was also a member of a canasta card club in Galesburg. She was a graduate of Holliday High School, class of 1933.
She and her husband resided in Galesburg for the first fifty years of their marriage before moving to Pontiac to be closer to their children. Marietta resided in the home of Kathy and Gary Zimmerman in Streator, who loved and cared for her like family. Marietta was the true meaning of compassion and love. Anyone that ever met her was better for it.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo (Daryll) Bragg, Lexington, one son William (Trisha) Swanson, Pontiac, three grandchildren, Amanda (Lawson) Barger, Paducah KY, Lydia Gallo, Pontiac and Josh Pitts, Wheaton, three great grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Emma Jo Wilson and two brothers, Dallas and Frank Wingate Jr.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or to the donor’s choice.