Edna Mae Swisher, 82

Edna Mae Swisher, 82, North Manchester, passed away on Nov. 12, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

The daughter of Clarence H. and Flora (Jones) Bradley, Edna was born in Searcy, Ark., on June 19, 1938.

Edna attended Kokomo High School. At the age of seventeen, she married the love of her life, Walter “Bud” Swisher on June 25, 1955. The two spent forty-nine wonderful years together before Bud passed away on May 2, 2004. Edna then gained a four-legged canine companion named Gweni, who she loved and cared for until her health began to decline.

For six years, Edna worked at the Howard County Sheriff’s Department. After leaving that position, she and her husband owned and operated Swishers Bakery and Café in North Manchester. Edna’s life was happily centered around her family and faith. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Wabash, for many years. While her good humor was always appreciated by those around her, Edna’s family brought her the most joy. She adored each and every one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spending time with them was a true blessing to her.

The loving memory of Edna Mae Swisher will be forever cherished by her son, Steven (Jo) Swisher, North Manchester; daughter, Michelle (Brad) Davis, North Manchester; sisters, Helen Shook, Kokomo, Gladys Gilbert, Weeki Wachee, Fla., and Rita Ann Rudaford, Kokomo; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Walter Ray Swisher, who passed away in 1994; and four sisters, Martha Wilson, Barbara Welcher, Freda Jones and Jeannette Bradley.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Anyone wishing to watch the service for Edna Mae Swisher may contact the funeral home for the link.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Edna Mae Swisher, memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 3741 West 100 South, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

Posted on 2020 Nov 13