Elinor (Mitchell) Gardner-Swaby of Linton passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at her residence.
She worked for her father at Mitchell's Grocery Store, she and her husband, Floyd Gardner, owned the Triangle Grocery and she worked at Osborne's Store and Florida Fashions.
She was a member of Linton First Baptist Church & Business & Professional Women's Club, both of Linton, and of Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was a graduate of Midland High School.
Survivors include a son, McFarren "Mac" Gardner of Southgate, Michigan, two daughters, Jo Chiparo and her husband, Anthony, of Linton, & Connie Sloan of Linton, a step-daughter, Harriet Sessenbaugh of Valparaiso, six grandchildren, James Gardner, Michele Passeno, Jeffrey Chiparo, Dr. Eric Wilson, Jon Wilson, and Brooke Driscol; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her first husband, Floyd Gardner, her second husband, Raymond Swaby, a twin sister, Eloise Mitchell, another sister, Arline Wise, four brothers, Max, Robert, James, & Warren Mitchell, a daughter-in-law, Dorine Gardner, a son-in-law, Robert Sloan, & her parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with the Rev. David Tyra officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.