Edna May Swalley Tiefel, 89, of Bowling Green, Ind., died at her residence at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2005. She was born October 9, 1915, in Clay County to John and Elsie Huber Schroer. She was a 1935 graduate of Bowling Green High School. She was a member of the Poland United Church of Christ. She married Lowell Swalley who passed away in 1965. She then married Al Tiefel who also preceded her in death. She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and a brother, Ralph Schroer.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dean Swalley and wife, Karen, of Greencastle; and daughter and son-in-law, Jean Grindle and husband, Charles, of Terre Haute; grandchildren Kimberly Reed and husband, Tom, Mark Buckingham and wife, Tammy, Drew Swalley, Shandol Hoover and husband, Jeff; great-grandchildren Patrick Neiswinger, Justin Buckingham and Jessica Buckingham; and sister-in-law, Grace Brown; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home on Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 1 p.m. with Jennifer Dressler officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Poland Zion Cemetery Fund or Hospice of the Wabash Valley; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.