April 13, 2024

Keith Dwight “Bud” Swart

Keith Dwight “Bud” Swart, age 86, passed away December 20, 2022 at 

Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio.

     Keith was born February 6, 1936 to Marion and Merna Brooks Swart,

the oldest of 5 boys.  

     He is survived by his wife of 65 years Darlene Dickerson Swart, and their

two daughters Deborah Swart Mace (David) and Bonnie Swart Riley (Rex)

both of New Marshfield, Ohio, of whom he was very proud.  Four grandchildren

Tracy Riley McCune (Joe), Terri Riley Urvan (Nicholas), Dwayne Mace (Katie) and

Sonya Mace Beckman (Nathan); Six great-grandchildren, Riley and Max McCune,

Paisley and Hadlee Mace, Thomas and Luke Beckman.  Surviving also are his

brothers James Swart (Kathy) of Orient, Ohio, Gary Swart (Susan) of Logan, Ohio,

and sister-in-law Carol Mace Swart of Athens, Ohio.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Roger and Timothy

Swart.

     His work career included White’s Mill and Kasler’s Dairy in Athens, Ohio.  Some

time at Swan Rubber and Crawford Steel in Bucyrus, Ohio.  Then finishing out at 

Abex Corporation in Athens, Ohio, retiring after 17 years.   Keith’s favorite enjoyments 

in life was his family, spending time on his tractor and mowing his small farm.

His quote was, if you chip at something long enough you will accomplish it.

     Services will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with

Reverend Mark Barth officiating. Visitation is Friday 12 P.M. until time of service.

Interment will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.