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Mary Jane Pilgreen Swanner

December 25, 1937 — May 29, 2023

Ruston, LA

Mary Jane Pilgreen Swanner

 

 

A Memorial Service will be held for Mary “Jane” Pilgreen Swanner, age 85, at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church, 209 Patrick Church Road, Bernice, LA, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Jerry Fletcher, officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service.

 

Jane was born December 25, 1937, in Bernice, LA, to Ellis F. and Audrey Lindsey Pilgreen. She entered into rest on May 29, 2023, in Ruston, LA. Jane enjoyed shopping for clothes and jewelry. Watching movies was one of her favorite pastimes. She loved a variety of music which included Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, and U2. One of the things that brought Jane joy was hearing the stories of her children as they experienced life. She was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Joe Pilgreen; brother-in-law, James R. Petersen; sister-in-law, Gwen Davis Pilgreen; and her dogs, Rudy and Winnie.

 

She is survived by her four daughters, Cindy McCaskill of Benton, AR, Patti McNeal and Greg of Ruston, LA, Deanna Swanner of Denton, TX , and Julie Swanner of Minden, LA; sister, Patsy Petersen of Bernice, LA; brother, James E. Pilgreen of Bernice, LA; sister-in-law, Barbara Pilgreen, of Bernice, LA; six grandchildren, Wesley Troquille and Jennie, Jared Porter, Lacey Elton and Brandon, Seth McAllister and Ilse, Megan Swanner and Tylor, and Rachel Leamons and Edward; six great-grandchildren, Athan, Haven, Max, Abram, Olivia, and Aspen; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Jane’s family would like to express their gratitude to Princeton Place Nursing Facility and Premier Hospice’s staff for the care and compassion given her during her final days.

 

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Homer Chapel  (318) 927-6110

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