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Joyce Julia Klusman Swinney

Joyce Julia Klusman Swinney

Joyce Julia Klusman Swinney, 85, of Versailles passed away at 5:35 a.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Trosper in Knox County, Kentucky on November 13, 1934 the daughter of Ernest and Edna Lewellyn Hampton. She was married to Howard Klusman on June 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2004. She was married to Edgar Lee Swinney on November 29, 2008 and he preceded her in death on September 13, 2019.

Survivors include one son Mark Klusman of Parkersburg, Iowa; two step-children David Swinney of Osgood and Lisa (David) Ebinger of Holton; one grandson Dominick Klusman of Gilbertville, Iowa; four step-grandchildren Matthew (Bridget) Swinney of Osgood, Joshua Ebinger of Osgood, Samantha Swinney of Holton, and Rebecca (Jarred) Westerfeld of Holton; ten step-great-grandchildren; step-mother Ruby Hampton of Texas. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her step-grandson Jeremy Ebinger, and her sister Betty Dickerson.

Mrs. Swinney was a 1953 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She was a former employee of Thompson Industries in North Vernon and retired from Ohio Rod in Versailles. She was a member of the Ripley County Red Hatters and was a long time member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. Joyce enjoyed playing euchre, sewing, shopping, and especially spending time with her large extended family.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery in care of the funeral home.