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Anna Marie Schwering, 82, Greensburg, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born February 17, 1931 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Blaine A. and Theresa J. (Brady) Thompson. She was a 1949 graduate of Clarksburg High School and received her nursing degree from St. John’s School of Nursing in 1952. She worked at Decatur County Memorial Hospital for two and half years before raising a family then worked at Lincoln Nursing Home and the Odd Fellows Home for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed sewing, and ceramics. She married Donald A. Schwering January 6, 1955 in Greensburg, and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2010.

She is survived by five daughters, Cynthia (Richard) Nelson-Schlarb of Greensburg, Carolyn (Greg) Roszell of Westport, Jennifer (Jeff) Friend of Westport, Monica (Jan) Gunter of Batesville, and Rebecca (Brian) Wagonblast of Ontario, Canada; four sons, John (Vickie) Schwering of Greensburg, Joseph (Karen) Schwering of Osgood, Benjamin, and Robert Schwering both of Greensburg; 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; two daughters, Kimberly Schwering, and Catherine Sherman; three brothers, Arthur, Harold, and Bernard Thompson; and one sister, Mary Pelkey.

Friends may call at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home today from 4 until 8 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or to St. Mary’s School. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.

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