Ida Swecker

Ida “Ruth” Swecker, 78, of Newport, N.C., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James G. Chadwick officiating.

She is survived by six children, Dale Swecker of California, Bill Swecker and wife, Pam, of Havelock, N.C., Perry Swecker and wife, Dawn, of Delaware, Anna Shifflett of Newport, N.C., Kevin Swecker and wife, Kathy, of New Bern, N.C., and Patty Rippeth and husband, Mark, of Newport, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Tabitha, Billy Jr., Lee, Leisa, Ann, Christopher, Jamie and Rusty; eight great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Arianna, Jon, Emma, Aydin, Joscelyn, Rylea and Jayden; four brothers, Ronnie Chenoweth, Donnie Chenoweth, Gary Chenoweth and Bobby Chenoweth all of West Virginia; and four sisters, Linda White of Ohio, Tillie Biller of West Virginia, Viola Higgins of West Virginia and Brenda West of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, John and Jackie Chenoweth; mother and stepfather, Grace and Glenn Stalnaker; her husband of 53 years, Leonard Swecker; brother, John Robert Chenoweth; and nephew, Ricky Chenoweth.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, N.C.