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Julia Swihart


    Julia I. Swihart, 86, LaGrange, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

    She was born October 18, 1926, in LaGrange, to John and Mina (Hanes) Shatto.

    Living all her life in LaGrange County, Ind., and Nottawa, Mich., she worked at Brighton Mushroom Farm and Chub Creek Bait Company.

    Surviving are five daughters and four sons-in-law, Theresa and Johnny Wheeler, North Manchester, Ind., Tammy Swihart, Danville, Ill., Trudy and Greg Wilkinson, Mongo, Tina and Ron Yoder, LaGrange, and Thalia and Eric Kuhns, LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Joan Swihart, LaGrange, and Ted and Joyce Swihart, Auburn; 17 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Eugene, Guy and Elsworth Shatto.

    Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Carldean Merrifield officiating. 

    Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery, Corunna, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

            Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.