We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd.
Beverly “Bev” Ann Swihart, 78 of Mansfield, Ohio passed away peacefully at home during the early morning hours of Monday, June 13, 2022. Her passing came at the end of a short battle with several health issues.
Born, March 18, 1944, in Bucyrus, OH to Samuel S. Benedict Sr. and Elizabeth (Shaw) Benedict, she was 1 of 11 siblings born to the couple. She grew up in Bucyrus, later moving to Mansfield where she remained until her death.
In 1974 she met and later married, Mark Swihart of Mansfield after they met at her place of employment. Never apart for 48 years from their first date, together they raised two children from her previous marriage. Mark always referred to the children as “His kids” not “His step-kids” as he accepted them as his own from the beginning.
Employed at various factories in Mansfield and other locations throughout her working career, having worked at Mansfield Plastics/Rogate prior to starting work at Rupp Industries in 1974 where she met her future husband. After their closing in 1976, she worked at Westinghouse until their closing in the 80’s. A hard worker, Bev always enjoyed “Factory Work”. One of Her favorite pastimes was playing Bingo as she was known as “Bingo Bev” by her many friends at the various Bingo venues in and around Mansfield. Additionally, she enjoyed Lottery “Scratchers” when she couldn’t play Bingo.
Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband, Mark J. Swihart; son, Reece D. Bowen Jr., his wife, Michelle and granddaughter, Madeline; granddaughter, Jenny and her mother Barbara Oswalt; daughter, Theresa M. Jones; grandson, Corey M. Jones; great-granddaughters, Ariel and Luna; grandson, Codey M. Jones, his wife, Amada; great-granddaughters, Alanah and Mille; great-grandson, Cruz; brother, Guy Allen Benedict; sister, Julie Wiggins (Avery); special niece, Peggy Lawhun; plus many additional nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Benedict; brothers, Ronald Benedict, Samuel S. Benedict Jr., Charles Benedict, Norman Benedict, and Jeffery Benedict; sisters, Sherry Duffner, Becky Lawhun, and Christine Price.
Per Bev’s request, there will be no calling hours. Her cremains will be interred at a Private Family Service to be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are being provided by Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd., 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, OH.