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“May God comfort you in your sorrow and grant you peace as now he is in paradise. You all will be in my prayers ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tracy Michalski - Eagle River, AK

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Darryl & Dody Hagen - Lenzburg, IL

“May you Rest in Peace.You will be missed by everyone who knew you. Thank you for being my friend through good and bad times. I will always love you....Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Joyce Kindred - Paris, IL

“So sorry for the loss of Allen...gone too soon. Sending prayers for the whole family. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Celeste Bowman - Boonville, MO

“Kathy and Terry: I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers to all of you. Pam ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Clark - Imperial, MO

“Sorry to hear of Allen departure. Very sad to hear. Was my son-in-law once. Prayers and caring thoughts for the entire family. God Bless. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra (Adams) Volk - Oakland, IL

“I was so sad to hear about this. He was always so kind to me when our "seasons" crossed. He had a gentle heart and a heavy soul.I pray for your...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Shannon Meyers-Chrostoski - IL

“I love you Allen and you were there while i was growing up as my uncle for several you Uncle Allen and may tou fly high with the angels...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tyler Mcreynolds - West Frankfort, IL

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Allen was always a nice man and said few words. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Eve Adams - IL - Family Friend

“Allen was always a good friend and always ready to help when we needed him.He was always there to make you smile.He will be sadly missed. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Elvin and Aleta Whitford - IL

“Sorry to hear about Allen I met him and his Family back in 1972 in Granite when they use to have the carnival on Missouri Ave they were wonderful my...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie DAvis Holmes - IL - Friend

“I met Allen in 1996 at the LeRoy Fall Festival. I enjoyed talking and working with Allen every year at the Festival . He was a dear friend RIP Allen. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: William Swindle - LeRoy, IL

“Alot of memories with Allen at the Pana Fair thru the years and on the road a great guy always laughing and joking. RIP ALLEN!!!!! ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Presnell - Pana, IL - Friend

“Good memories of Allen when we were young and playing ball. Our prayers for comfort to his family. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Michael Buettner - Batesville,, IN

“I'm truly hurt. I love the whole family I miss you guys so much . I'm so so sorry he was a good guy. I think of you guys often i. Praying for you all...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Junior (Skeeter) Johnston - FL

“My sympathy to the entire Swyear family, you are all in my thoughts. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne Jansen(Hacker) - IL

Allen R. Swyear, 60, of New Athens, IL; born on August 2, 1956 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.

Mr. Swyear was a ride supervisor with Swyear Amusements, INC. Allen enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father - Raymond Swyear.

He is survived by one son - Tim Swyear of Granite City, IL. His mother - Janice, nee Wiggand, Swyear of New Athens, IL. Two brothers - Terry (Kathy) Swyear of New Athens, IL; Roger (Teresa) Swyear of Apollo Beach, FL. Nephews - Adam (Andrea) Swyear; Alex (Danielle) Swyear; Kyle (Sara) Swyear. Niece - Amy Swyear. Also survived by cousins.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.