Stella Sue Schwendeman, 65, of Vincent, died Sunday (July 15, 2012) at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Parkersburg to Harry Burgett and Rosemary Young Swisher.
Stella was a 1965 graduate of Williams-town High School and received an associate degree from Mountain State Business College. She was the head secretary of the technical division of Borg Warner of Washington Bottom, W.Va., retiring in 1982. Stella was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She enjoyed showing horses with Dusty and Mike, traveling, crocheting, cross stitching, and talking and visiting with family and friends.
Stella is survived by her husband, Michael D. Schwendeman, they were on married on Aug. 4, 1973; two brothers, Harry Swisher of Marietta and Louis Swisher (Paula Bingham) of Newark, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Dustin Michael.
Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (July 18, 2012) at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Little Hocking, with the Rev. Robert Gallagher as celebrant. Visitation will be at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and also at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to her mass. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Barlow VFD, P.O. Box 121, Barlow, Ohio 45712 or Dunham Township VFD, 5770 Veto Rd., Belpre, Ohio 45714. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cawleyandpeoples.