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Clara A. (Barr) Swiger

February 7, 1920 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 98)

Clara Anice Swiger, age 98 of Salem, WV, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Clarksburg Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born February 7, 1920 in Center Point, WV; the daughter of the late David Johnson Barr and Verna May (Teets) Barr.

Clara is survived by her children, Alston Dowain Ford & his wife, Carolyn (Randolph) of  Buckhannon, WV, Ronald Keith Ford & his wife, Patricia (Bowers) of Parkersburg, WV, Jo Ann Kelley of  Clarksburg, WV and Roderick Swiger & his wife, Terry (Purkey) of Wallace, WV; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Alston Keith Ford; a brother, Allen Barr; four sisters, Opal (Barr) Cottrell, Maude (Barr) Seckman, Pearl (Barr) Fleming and Grace (Barr) Sweeney Ford.

Clara worked until the age of 91 at the Headstart Program as a grandmother. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. Clara enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking and loved to garden.

Family will receive friends at Greathouse Funeral Home, 1999 W. Main Street, Salem, on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor David Carpenter and Pastor Roger Fontaine, presiding. Interment will follow in Center Point Cemetery.

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