Clara Louise Swisher

WILMINGTON – Clara Louise Swisher, age 92, of Wilmington, Illinois passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at home with her loving family by her side. Born November 5, 1927 in Brookport, Illinois, Clara was a daughter of Donald and Mary Sophia Austin. She married Robert (Tarz) Swisher, Sr. on April 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death. Clara will be remembered for her love of grandchildren visits, sewing and traveling. Survivors include one daughter, Regina Kathleen (Tom) Noel, and one daughter-in-law, Doris Swisher, both of Wilmington; one son, Robert, Jr. (Pat) Swisher of Braceville, Illinois; granddaughters: Sophia Noel (who helped so very much in her care), and Amber Noel, both of Wilmington; Maria Noel of Michigan; and Roycann (Greg) Williams of Coal City; grandsons: Robert III (Dyanna) Swisher of Braceville; Roy Swisher of Carmi, Illinois; Michael (Jen) Swisher, Shawn Swisher, and Charles Swisher, all of Wilmington; and Jeff (Dana) Blatti of Braceville. Great-granddaughters: Morgan Crosby of Naperville; Kathryn (Robert) McCluckie of Coal City; Holly Swisher of Braceville; Courtney (Justin) Wilber, and Kaly Swisher of Newnan, Georgia; great-grandsons: Patrick Wren of Chicago; Robert IV (Tonya) Swisher of Cornell, Illinois; Tyler Swisher of Wilmington; Gage Swisher of Newnan, Georgia; Robert (Tammy) Blatti of Wilmington; and Jeffery Blatti of Braidwood also survive. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Ronald and Michael; one great-granddaughter, Jerri Lynn Blatti; and one great-grandson, Richard Smith. Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, Wilmington, on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. A private family service will follow with Reverend Jan Chandler officiating. Measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order, and funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook, upload photographs, or share Clara’s Memorial Page online through social media by logging on to: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/ obituary/ClaraLouise-Swisher