Sophia Stephenson Switter

Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jan 2010 (aged 100)
White Rock, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Garden of Evangelists....Lot 66...Grave 1
Memorial ID 46326501 · View Source
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Beloved Mother and Grandmother

Sophia Stephenson Switter was born January 26, 1909 in Lawrenceburg, Ohio to Robert and Sophia Stephenson. She met Willard John Switter and they were married June 13, 1933.
They moved to Detroit in 1939, where Willard worked for Great Lakes Steel and Sophia was a homemaker. In 1947 they bought a home in Taylor, Michigan where they raised their 3 sons. Sophia lived there for 47 years. They were active members of Mount Hope Lutheran Church.

In 1991 Sophia went to Arizona where she lived with her son Richard and his family for 10 years. She then moved to South Carolina to be near her son Robert. She lived in the Lowman Home for almost 9 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willard, brothers Louis, Ike, Ed and Pur Lee (Bob); sisters Hannah Nielson and Caroline McCloud.

She is survived by one sister, Ruth Arnold of Montana; 3 sons – Richard (Bea) of Arizona, Robert (Barbara) of South Carolina, and Willard (Marilyn) of Michigan; 6 grandsons – John (Marianne) and Jerry (Kristy) of Arizona, Jeffrey (Diana) of Virginia, John (Angela) of Florida, Darrin (Stacey) and Mark (Kristy) of Michigan; 3 granddaughters – Kirsten of New York, Amy (Robert) Brenay and Carrie (Scott) Pierce of Michigan; 10 great-grandchildren – Esther Mabe, Joshua (Allison) of Virginia, James and Joey of Arizona, Alex Brenay Root (Cody), Robbie and Ryan Brenay and Brandon Pierce of Michigan, Jack and Emma Sophia of Florida; Five great-great granddaughters - Abbi Mabe of Virginia, Gillian Mabe of Virginia, Addisiyon Switter of MI, Zoey Switter of MI, Ainsley Switter of MI. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Sophia went to be with the Lord January 4th, 2010.



Thank you for the gift of love,
now you're sharing it up above.
You had many things to say.
All in a caring way.
You always saw good in everyone,
No matter what they've done.
You were always the one we could all lean on.
Even though it must have felt like a ton.
You were always the strength of the family.
Now we must let you rest calmly.
As we say goodbye,
as tears roll down our eyes.
I know your place in heaven has a good view.
Because you're telling God,
I need to keep an eye on a few.
I know you will always be in our hearts and mind.
So Grandma,
I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind.

Source: Thank You For The Gift Of Love, Grandmother Poems

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