Friday, September 11, 2009

Robert L. Niswonger, Sr. (December 7, 1917 - September 9, 2009)

Mr. Robert L. Niswonger Sr. age 91 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 9:55 PM at Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio. He was born December 7, 1917 in Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Ezra & Virgil (Hamilton) Niswonger.

He worked for Shraders in Greenville and was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was a life member of Palestine Church of Christ where he served as Deacon and as a Sunday School Teacher.

He is preceded in death by his parents & Brother: Kenny Niswonger.

He is survived by his Wife: Agnes C. (Carpenter) Niswonger of Greenville whom he married December 29, 1944; Sons & daughters in law: Robert & Mary Niswonger Jr. of Troy, Gary & Ok Chu Niswonger of California; Daughter: Carol Niswonger of Greenville; Grandchildren & spouses: Ted & Valerie Niswonger of Hilliard, Ohio, Shelley & John Arnett of Louisville, Kentucky, Jeannette Niswonger of California; Sister: Mildred Haworth of Greenville; Sister in law: Barbara Niswonger of Greenville; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday September 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Palestine Church of Christ 209 Lynn St. Palestine, Ohio with Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday September 11, 2009 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Veterans Graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Palestine Church of Christ or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.