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Agnes Ilene Swartz, 77, Goshen, formerly of Au Gres, Michigan, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Monday, Feb. 19, at Goshen Hospital after a five-month battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Au Gres, to Levi and Laura Swartz.
She is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Naomi (John, deceased) Jantzi, Goshen, Leona (Glen) Lyons, Standish, Michigan, Eunice (Nelson) Good, Pinconning, Michigan, Olen (Elaine) Swartz and Gerald (Diane) Swartz, both of Au Gres, Michigan; and Carol Hill, her loyal and loving friend of Greencroft. Agnes dearly loved her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Arlyn Jantzi.
Agnes was a nurse's aide and spent many years caring for elderly people. All she served were very touched by her loving hands and her sweet and encouraging spirit.
Agnes moved from Au Gres to Greencroft in 2012. She was a member of the Riverside Mennonite Church, Au Gres, but attended the Mennonite Church in National City, Michigan.
Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place at Evergreen on Greencroft Goshen campus and Friday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Riverside Mennonite Church, Au Gres, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Saturday. Pastor James Schlegel will officiate.
Burial will follow at Sims-Whitney Cemetery, Au Gres.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those planning an expression of sympathy consider memorials to Goshen Cancer Center or National City Mennonite Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 20, 2018
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