V. Gene Swank, 85, of Center Point, died Saturday morning, July 8, 2006, at the Clay County Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Owen County on Jan. 25, 1921, she was the daughter of Benjamin Elder and Emma Mutchler Oberholtzer. She attended Indiana Business College and later worked at National Malleable in Indianapolis. On Oct. 17, 1945, she married Wesley Swank and they began farming in the Center Point area. Gene was a member of the Swalley Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Oberholtzer and Nell Griffin; brothers, Max and John Oberholtzer; brothers-in-law, Buck Fischer and Jim Griffin; a sister-in-law, Lodema Oberholtzer; and two grandchildren, Donald Swank Jr. and Daniel Swank.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Rosemary Swank of Center Point and Joe and Sharon Swank of Peoria, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Rubeck and friend, P. J. Nicoson, of Center Point; grandchildren, Master Sgt., Jason Swank and wife, Dianna, of Kileen, Texas, Jonathan and wife, Ester, of Clay City, Scott Swank and wife, Carol, of Peoria, Ill., Elaine Bain and husband, Jason, of Peoria, Ill., Matthew Swank of Lafayette, Ind., James Rubeck of Center Point; step-grandchildren Greg and Mary Bixler and Michelle Wood; great-grandchildren, Michael Reyes, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Anthony and Rachel Swank, Sarah Pemberton, Cassidy Rubeck and Michaella Bain; brother and sister-in-law Earnest and Betty Oberholtzer of Spencer; a sister, Clare Fischer of Bessemer, Ala.; and sister-in-law Wilma Oberholtzer of Lafayette, Ind.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p..m., Friday, July 14, 2006, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City with the Rev. John Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation will be Friday from noon until time of services. Visit. www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.