Monday, December 10, 2012

Agnes C. Niswonger (December 10, 2012)

Agnes C. Niswonger, 90 of Troy, Ohio and formerly of Palestine, Ohio passed away on Monday December 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM at Heartland of Greenville. She was born February 27, 1922 in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of the late Chester Clifford & Bessie Mae (Metzcar) Carpenter. She was a homemaker and as a young girl her and her sisters sang in the Carpenter Trio. She was in the Sweet Adelines in Greenville and was director for a while. She taught sewing. She served in the United States Army as a WAC where she played trombone in the Army Band. She was a member of Palestine Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robert Lowell Niswonger; brothers & sisters: Orest Dwight Carpenter, Noel Thurman Carpenter, Florence Mabel Warner, Abby Lenore Carpenter, Richard Leon Carpenter, her Twin sister Eunice Price, Margaret Alice Heaston, Marvin Carpenter, John Carpenter, Alberta Hoover.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Robert L. & Mary Niswonger Jr. of Troy, Carol M. Niswonger of Greenville, Gary K. & Ok Chu Niswonger of California; grandchildren & spouses: Jeannette Niswonger, Ted & Valerie Niswonger, Shelley & John Arnett; great granddaughter: Mena Niswonger.

Services will be held on Thursday December 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Palestine Church of Christ, 209 Lynn Street, Palestine, Ohio with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Thursday at the church. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Palestine Church of Christ.

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