Charlene Swoyer

September 13, 1952 - May 21, 2018

09/13/1952 - 05/21/2018

Past Services

Thursday May 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Friday May 25, 2018
10:00 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Swoyer, Charlene Louise Fanning, 65, of Wheeling, died Monday May 21, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born September 13, 1952, in Wheeling, WV. ,the daughter of Mary Louise Pack Fanning of Wheeling and the late Edward L. Fanning Sr.

Charlene was a homemaker, a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling, a member of the Bunco Club and C.H.I.R.P.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Edward Fanning Jr., her father-in-law, Albert Harry Swoyer Sr., her mother-in-law, June Swoyer and her sister-in-law, Connie Yocke.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband of 47 years, Albert Harry Swoyer Jr., her two sons, Aaron Swoyer (Emily) of Bluffton, SC.,and Justin Swoyer (Lisa) of Wheeling, her brother, Garrie Fanning (Dominick Sicolo) of Fort Lauderdale, FL., her two sisters, Sherry Bender (Reed) of Wheeling and Noel Goggin of Concord NC., four grandchildren, Logan Swoyer and Abilgail Swoyer of Bluffton, SC., and Ayden Swoyer and Isaac Swoyer of Wheeling , her three brother-in-laws, Roger Swoyer (Charleen) of Shadyside, OH., Bill Swoyer (Mary) of Bellaire and David Swoyer (Toni) of Bellaire, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday May 25, 2018 at 10 am at Cathedral of St. Joseph with Msgr. Rev. Kevin Quirk as celebrant. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

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Maria Rose
5 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with the brokenhearted ones. He gives us a hope and promise that he will soon get rid of all of our pain, tears, mourning, outcries and yes death will be no more. The former things will pass away (Revelation 21 : 3,4).
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Cindi Jenkins
5 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlene was my best friend . I will never forget the good times we had in school. She was a great person always had a smile on her face. RIP my friend

Christine Palmer
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss…

Heather Hall
5 years ago

All my love to Justin and family! I’m so sorry that I’m not there to hug you all. May Charlene’s memory be a blessing

Dennis R Albaugh
5 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Charlene. Denny Albaugh

Tonya Digiandomenico
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss ❤️❤️

patty kleinedler
5 years ago

Charlene was a sweet gentle soul who shared her love with everyone! Peace with her family for their loss! I loved her so!

Christine Palmer
5 years ago


Melissa (Missy) Bender
5 years ago

Prayers for family. I miss you. Love you

Vicki Slater
5 years ago

She had the biggest heart , never had a mean word about anything or anyone. She will be missed so much. Lord watch over your boys and family.