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Nancy Parry Swaney

1939 - 2021

Philo, Illinois


Nancy Parry Swaney, 82, of Philo, passed away peacefully in her home on March 25, 2021.

 Private funeral services will be held at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana.  Reverend Jeff Stahl of Countryside Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo.

 Mrs. Swaney was born January 12, 1939, in Champaign, IL, a daughter of Verne L. and Linnetta M. (Hawkins) Parry. She married John D. Mumm, with whom she had three children. She later married Roger L. Swaney. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her three children, Cheryl (Ray) Hettinger of Tolono, Michael (Cindy) Mumm of Philo, and Jana (Donnie) Perry of Philo; seven grandchildren, Daniel (Amanda) Hettinger of Monticello, Kara Hettinger of Tolono, Brooke (Wade) Blankenship of Rantoul, Colby Mumm of Philo, Lacey (Andrew) Holmer of Monticello, Austin Perry of Urbana, and Hailey (Justin) Martinez of Charleston; eight great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Karen Swaney of Urbana; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and her brother, James D. Parry of Jeffersonville, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law, and step-son. Mrs. Swaney attended Maple Grove Country School, rural Tolono, through 5 th grade. She then attended schools in the Unity district, graduating from Unity High School in 1956. She especially treasured the lifelong friends she made there.

She started working at a young age, beginning on the family farm, walking beans and detasseling corn. She worked in the Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, for 30 years, first in the County Clerk’s Office and then in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, retiring as Chief Deputy.

Mrs. Swaney loved her friends, eating out, shopping, quilting, traveling, and gambling; but most of all, she loved her family. Her laugh and her love will be missed by all of us.

The family sincerely appreciates all the kind words of encouragement, prayers, and cards shared with them and their mother. A special thank you to Brea, Cassie, and Carol.

Memorials may be made to Countryside Methodist Church, 1807 C.R. 1000 N, Urbana, IL 61802 or to an organization of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.

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MYR Legal Department

March 31, 2021 11:32 AM

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Lynda Warfel Fishel

March 29, 2021 11:17 AM

I have many fun memories of Nancy at Unity High going to ball games driving around Philo,Tolono and always meeting other friends at Steak n Shake or Lendales. You are in my thoughts and prayers Nancy

bob eaton

March 28, 2021 6:34 PM

Nancy was a very good friend to Susie and me.  prayers to her family, the Eaton family

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