Beverly Diane Swisher

Beverly Diane Swisher, 69, of Friendly, W.Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by her family.

Beverly was born in Sistersville, W.Va., a daughter to the late Bernard D. and Elizabeth L. Weaver. She graduated from Sistersville High School with the class of 1961. She attended the American Institute of Commerce in Davenport, Iowa. On Oct. 19, 1963, she married Joseph Franklin “Frank” Swisher.

Beverly is survived by three sons, Brian (Gina) Swisher of Columbus, Ohio, Scott Swisher of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Jeff (Sarah) Swisher of Stafford, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Chase Swisher, Garrett Swisher, Jeymi Swisher, Olivia Swisher, and Sabrina Sadr of Columbus, Ohio, Joseph Swisher of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Jake and Grace Swisher of Stafford, Ohio; and a sister, Pam Fitzsimmons of New Martinsville, W.Va.; along with many very close friends and family.

Beverly was a creative and fun mom, who was highly engaged in the activities of her sons. She was a stay at home mom until going to work at the Tyler Star News, where she worked as a circulation manager and began several lifelong friendships. Her greatest enjoyments in life were the times she spent with her husband and grandchildren.

Beverly’s loving and generous spirit will continue to touch lives. It was her desire and hope when she passed on, that she might help improve or even save someone’s life by furthering medical research through the donation of her body to The Human Gift Registry.

Any donations can be made in her memory to the charitable organization of your choice.