Althea “Jean” Swaney, age 87, of Sandusky, passed away Friday morning, March 10, 2023, in the Commons of Providence, Sandusky, following a brief illness.
She was born August 28, 1935, in Wellington, OH, and graduated from Wellington High School in 1953. She worked as a personal secretary to the Judge of the Erie County Domestic Relations Court for over 25 years, and she was an avid member of Back to the Wild, Friends of Magee Marsh, and the Town and Country Players.
Jean is survived by her son Douglas (Michele) Swaney, St. Louis MO; granddaughter Lindsey Swaney, St. Louis, MO; sister Nancy Gfell, Norwalk; sister-in-law Martha Rice, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Lester Swaney in 2017; son Kevin Swaney in 2022; and brother Michael Rice.
Friends may call Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 10 AM until time of memorial service at 11 AM at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, 610 S. Washington St. Castalia, OH. The service will be held for both Jean and her son Kevin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Back to the Wild, Friends of Magee Marsh, and to Town and Country Players. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.ransomfuneralhome.com
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Back to the Wild
PO Box 423, Castalia OH 44824
Town and Country Players
PO Box 551, Norwalk OH 44857
Friends of Magee Marsh
PO Box 92, Port Clinton OH 43452