Ethel A. (Peterson) Swyter

Ethel A. (Peterson) Swyter


Ethel Anne Swyter, 84, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 1997, at the Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha, Iowa.

Ethel, the daughter of Peter and Anne (Larsen) Peterson, was born December 10, 1912, in Ulster Park, New York.  Some years later the family moved to Ossining, New York.  In high school she majored in commercial subjects.  She worked in New York City as a secretary to the President of a large engineering and manufacturing company for several years.  She was an active church member in Ossining and later in the Calvary Baptist Church in New York City.

On March 12, 1966, she was united in marriage with Gerald L. Swyter at the First Baptist Church of Tarrytown, New York.  For twelve years they made their home on a farm near Kanawha and then retired in Kanawha.

Ethel was a member of the Kanawha Christian Reformed Church and of the Ladies Aid.  For year she was active in Stonecraft Bible Studies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, a brother and his wife, a sister, two brothers-in-law, also by her father-in-law & mother-in-law, a sister-in-law and two step great-grandsons.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Gerald; two step-sons: Marvin and his wife, Patsy of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Gary and his wife, Barbara of San Dimas, California; five step-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Sasser of Prescott, Arizona; one niece, Ruth Yocum; four nephews and a host of family and friends.


Date: Saturday, November 8, 1997
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Christian Reformed Church
129 East Third Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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