Loyd J. Swiney, 98, of Taylorville, IL died at 3:25 pm Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 3, 1915 North of Pana, IL, the son of Martin and Mary Eck Swiney. On October 27, 1935 he married Marjorie R. Smith at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Assumption. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2012. Loyd graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School in Assumption and started farming with his father. Later he and Marjorie owned and operated a farm West of Assumption and he retired from a lifetime of farming in 1991. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, Christian County Farm Bureau, and was a Cargill Seed Dealer. He had also been a School board member for Brushy Branch School until it was incorporated into the Taylorville Public Schools, and he was a 4-H leader of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club for many years.

Surviving are his sons: Lyle E. Swiney and wife Virginia of Lakewood, IL and Larry J. Swiney and wife Pam of Bradford, TN; Daughter: Joyce B. Hunsley and husband Jim of Decatur, IL. There are 9 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: William Swiney, and 1 Sister: Pauline Schwab.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery Assumption, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service in the Church on Monday.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary's Grade School, 422 S. Washington, Taylorville, IL  62568

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