Ora I. Swigert, 96, of Granite City, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City.
She was born May 29, 1919, in Lesterville, Mo., a daughter of the late James and Anna (Bonney) Barnes. Ora was a homemaker and enjoyed her days of crocheting, sewing and gardening. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore W. Swigert Sr., who passed away on April 13, 2002; a son, Marty Swigert; sister, Bonnie Raney and brother, James A. Barnes.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William and Lois Swigert Jr. of Granite City; granddaughter, Lynn and Thomas Lanham of Granite City; great-grandson, Elliott Lanham; nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with the Rev. Charles West officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.