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Allen Swyear

Allen Swyear

Allen R. Swyear, 60, of New Athens, IL; born on August 2, 1956 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Mr. Swyear was a ride supervisor with Swyear Amusements, INC. Allen enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father – Raymond Swyear.

He is survived by one son – Tim Swyear of Granite City, IL. His mother – Janice, nee Wiggand, Swyear of New Athens, IL. Two brothers – Terry (Kathy) Swyear of New Athens, IL; Roger (Teresa) Swyear of Apollo Beach, FL. Nephews – Adam (Andrea) Swyear; Alex (Danielle) Swyear; Kyle (Sara) Swyear. Niece – Amy Swyear. Also survived by cousins.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    My sympathy to the entire Swyear family, you are all in my thoughts.

    Posted by: Jeanne Jansen(Hacker) – Fairview Heights, IL – Family Friend Oct 06, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    I’m truly hurt. I love the whole family I miss you guys so much . I’m so so sorry he was a good guy. I think of you guys often i. Praying for you all. Rip Allen I miss you buddy

    Posted by: Junior (Skeeter) Johnston – Gibsonton, FL – Coworker Oct 06, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Good memories of Allen when we were young and playing ball. Our prayers for comfort to his family.

    Posted by: Michael Buettner – Batesville,, IN – Friend Oct 06, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    Alot of memories with Allen at the Pana Fair thru the years and on the road a great guy always laughing and joking. RIP ALLEN!!!!!

    Posted by: Mark Presnell – Pana, IL – Friend Oct 06, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    I met Allen in 1996 at the LeRoy Fall Festival. I enjoyed talking and working with Allen every year at the Festival . He was a dear friend RIP Allen.

    Posted by: William Swindle – LeRoy, IL – Friend Oct 07, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear about Allen I met him and his Family back in 1972 in Granite when they use to have the carnival on Missouri Ave they were wonderful my Sister married Paul Wells he worked for the Swyears my Condolance to the Family enjoyed being around Allen I even remembered his hasback mustang RIP Allen

    Posted by: Debbie DAvis Holmes – Granite City, IL – Friend Oct 07, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Allen was always a good friend and always ready to help when we needed him.He was always there to make you smile.He will be sadly missed.

    Posted by: Elvin and Aleta Whitford – Greenville, IL – Friend Oct 07, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Allen was always a nice man and said few words. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

    Posted by: Eve Adams – IL – Family Friend Oct 07, 2016

  9. Administrator says:

    I love you Allen and you were there while i was growing up as my uncle for several years…love you Uncle Allen and may tou fly high with the angels and your free of all the nonsense and pain…Miss you and you will never be forgotten in my eyes,RIP UNCLE

    Posted by: Tyler Mcreynolds – West Frankfort, IL – Family Oct 08, 2016

  10. Administrator says:

    I was so sad to hear about this. He was always so kind to me when our “seasons” crossed. He had a gentle heart and a heavy soul.I pray for your comfort at this very difficult time.I also pray for the closure that is so desperately needed.
    Thanks for the memories old buddy.
    Miss Janice…I have quite a few pictures from when he lived in West Frankfort. Feel free to email me and I can send them to you. God Bless

    Posted by: Shannon Meyers-Chrostoski – Marion, IL – Friend Oct 08, 2016

  11. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of Allen departure. Very sad to hear. Was my son-in-law once. Prayers and caring thoughts for the entire family. God Bless.

    Posted by: Sandra (Adams) Volk – Oakland, IL – Friend Oct 08, 2016

  12. Administrator says:

    Kathy and Terry: I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers to all of you. Pam

    Posted by: Pamela Clark – Imperial, MO – Classmate Oct 09, 2016

  13. Administrator says:

    So sorry for the loss of Allen…gone too soon. Sending prayers for the whole family.

    Posted by: Celeste Bowman – Boonville, MO – Acquaintance Oct 09, 2016

  14. Administrator says:

    May you Rest in Peace.You will be missed by everyone who knew you. Thank you for being my friend through good and bad times. I will always love you. Sorry I can’t be there to tell you good bye.

    Posted by: Joyce Kindred – Paris, IL – Friend Oct 10, 2016

  15. Administrator says:

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Darryl & Dody Hagen – Lenzburg, IL Oct 11, 2016

  16. Administrator says:

    May God comfort you in your sorrow and grant you peace as now he is in paradise. You all will be in my prayers

    Posted by: Tracy Michalski – Eagle River, AK – Family Friend Nov 12, 2016

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