Shirley J. Swonger, age 74, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 10, 2010. She was born in Canton on September 19, 1935 to the late Maurice and Myrtle Merryman. Shirley loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Timothy Merryman; and two sisters, Barbara Gartenbush and Carolyn Oakes. Survivors include her three daughters, Joyce Morris, Connie Cooper and Brenda McNatt; grandchildren, Michael Morris, Gary Cooper, Nicholas Swonger, Donald McNatt and Myranda Morris; two great grandchildren, Michael E.C. Morris and Adaerius Cooper; two sisters, Sally Sengos and Delores Weigriff; and two brothers, David and Rodney Merryman. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1pm in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 12-1pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Reed Funeral Home to help the family with expenses. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.