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Virginia L. Schwart

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Virginia L. (Shear) Canan Schwart, 90, of Circleville, formerly of Chillicothe, passed from this life on Thursday evening, Sept. 17, 2015, in Brown Memorial Home, Circleville.

She was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Cambridge, the daughter of Frank M. and Mary (Corwin) Shear.

In 1946, she married Robert L. Canan, who preceded her in death in 1974. In 1985, she married Harold W. Schwart, who preceded her in death in 2001.

Surviving are sons, David S. (Anne) Canan of Circleville, Steven L. (Susan) Canan of Valrico, Florida, and Bruce A. (Donna) Canan of Kirkwood, Missouri; grandchildren, Steven (Elizabeth), Heather (Chris) Cazzola, Jenny, Gavin, Michael (Hillary), Matthew, Sean (Jocelyn), Ryan (Kelly), Robert Lee II and Andrew; seven great-grandchildren and one expected; and a dear friend, Marie Bethel of Chillicothe.

Her parents, husbands and a sister, Helen (Fred) Willis, preceded her in death.

Virginia was secretary at Smith Middle School for 23 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Circleville Presbyterian Church.

Private services will be held at the discretion of the family. Calling hours will not be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Circleville Presbyterian Church, 134 E. Mound St., Circleville, OH 43113; or to Pickaway Co. Hands For Disabled, 210 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113.

The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal