Alma Marilyn “Margie” Sweazy, 96 of Clinton, IL passed away peacefully on November 20, 2022, at Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.
Born on September 24, 1926, in Macon, GA, Margie was the daughter of the late Rufus Quay and Alma (Quinlan) Collins. At the young age of 6 years old, Margie and her mother traveled across the country by car with a destination of San Diego, CA.
With a love of tap dancing, Margie grew up to be a professional dancer with the USO. She took pride in performing for the troops during WWII.
She met her devoted husband George E. Sweazy while he was in bootcamp in San Diego. Margie and George corresponded during his time serving overseas in WWII. They were married upon his return to the US on December 16, 1945. They shared 63 years of marriage until his passing in 2008. Margie and George loved winters spent in Hawaii, and summers in Clinton, IL. These times were made special during the many occasions their grandsons joined them.
Margie was a real estate agent in Illinois and Hawaii. She also worked at Revere Copper and Brass, Clinton, IL for 10 years.
Margie was a brilliant and talented artist. She created and hand painted stunning ceramic works of art. Following a once in a lifetime fine arts trip to China, she built a studio in her home and began teaching and hosting classes specializing in her love of painting and ceramics.
Margie leaves behind her beloved son, Larry (Kilmer) Sweazy, Swampscott, MA; cherished grandsons, Austin Sweazy, Swampscott, MA and Dustin (Carolyn) Sweazy, Nahant, MA; and four treasured great-grandchildren: A. J. and Rosie Sweazy, Swampscott, MA and Sunny and Dylan Sweazy, Nahant, MA.
Margie’s family is most grateful for the community of care takers and those that assisted and supported her over many years.
Visitation will be 10 - 11 AM, Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center Street Clinton, IL, followed by a memorial service at 11 AM, with Rev. Fr. James Owusu-Yeboah, SMA celebrant. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.
Memorials may be directed to the American Foundation for the Blind or the Vespasian Warner Library.