Eliza SchwerFebruary 23, 1940 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 77)
Eliza Jane Schwer, 77, of Parker City passed away at her home on the afternoon of July 2 surrounded by her family.
Eliza was born in Parker City on February 23, 1940 to Virginia Francis (Taylor) and Ubert (Slim) Gibson. She married her beloved husband Robert (Bob) A. Schwer on December 1, 1961. They shared a unique and blessed marriage of over 56 years and have two children (Greg and Jennifer). They also shared a special fur family member, Vernon P. Schwer. Their life together is a reflection of their admiration, love, devotion, and dedication to one another.
Eliza attended and graduated from Parker City Schools in 1957. She worked for the Mid-West Metal Company her entire life and retired from there after 50 years.
Eliza enjoyed traveling, trips to the casino, shopping, spending time with family, and watching the many birds at her home. Eliza’s family was the most important thing in her life and she was dedicated to taking care of others around her. Eliza had quite a sense of humor and wit, which make her memorable to most people.
Surviving Eliza include her husband of 56 years Robert (Bob) Schwer, her son Greg (Rita), and daughter Jennifer (Greg). Eliza’s granddaughters include Alexandra (Chad) Collier, Cheryl (Carl) Schwer, and Sarah (Craig) Schwer. Grandsons include Clayton, Christian, and Cameron Tackett and great-grandsons—Riley and Carson Barrett. Also surviving are her brother Ray (Bonnie) Gibson, as well as several sister and brothers-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Preceding her in death were both parents. Eliza lost both of her beloved eldest grandsons tragically. Eliza loved those boys more than life itself. Christopher Schwer passed away on August 1, 2012 and Thomas Stanley on July 15, 2015.
Services will be held at Parson’s Mortuary in Muncie Indiana on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 1pm. Friends may call from 11am, until service time on Saturday. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the following:
Christopher Schwer Memorial Scholarship Fund—West Virginia Univeristy
Elwood Elks (Stomp Out the Stigma) in memory of Thomas Stanley
Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary
Eliza’s life certainly cannot be summed up in just a few words. Eliza will forever be remembered for her love, quick wit, uniqueness, dedication, and independent nature.