Vena  Gregory Swejkar
Vena (Gregory) Swejkar, age 88, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday morning, November 28, 2019.
A daughter of the late Wesley and Bessie (Smith) Gregory, Vena was born in Monticello, Ky. on November 1, 1931.
She moved to Indiana in 1952 and lived most of her married life in Henry County.
She was a stay at home mom.
She grew a large garden, canned fruits and vegetables, did quilting and sewing and filled her home with love.
She was famous for her freezer corn and chocolate pie.
She enjoyed fishing and frequented Manlove Park several times a week with her children.
She was a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church in New Castle.
Survivors include three children-Gary Wayne (Teresa) Swejkar of Centerville, Teresa Lynn (Tim) Pickett of New Castle and Roger Dwight Swejkar of Muncie; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers-Edwin Gregory of New Castle and Carlie Gregory of Lewisville; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Richard Dwight Swejkar on June 27, 2018, they were married on April 22, 1954.
She is also proceeded in death by seven siblings-five year old, Ella Mae Gregory, Anna Steele, Zona Upchurch, Vela Shoopman, Willard, Thomas and Oma Gregory
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. on Thursday December 5, 2019 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tony Piper officiating. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at
Marshall and Erlewein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 3, 2019


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