Created on Monday, 16 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Ryleigh Brooke-Lynn Schwer, 4, of Lakeview, was called to Heaven Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2013, while at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus.
Ryleigh was born in Bellefontaine on March 30, 2009, to Travis and Tiffany Dick Schwer, who survive in Lakeview, along with her two brothers, Caiden and Xavier. She also is survived by maternal grandparents, Ruby (Steve) Reames of Bellefontaine, and Jeff (Amy) Dick of Montrose, Colo., and paternal grandparents, Laura (Ron) Pratt of Lakeview, Chrissi (Dave) Emmons of West Carrolton and Jeff Schwer of St. Marys; maternal great-grandmother, Alberta Major of Russells Point and paternal great-grandparents, Mildred Runkle of Lakeview, Joseph Schwer of Wapakoneta and Larry (Cecelia) Grace of Lima; aunts and uncles, Brooke (Justin McCall) Dick, Jeffrey Dick, Harley Dick, Mercedez Dick, Tohnee Turnmire, Justice Reames, Cheryl (Davey) Arndts, Danielle Stein and Bryce Emmons; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfather, Martin Major, and paternal great-grandparents, Ronnie Palmer, Alice Schwer and Charles Kindle Sr.
Ryleigh was an angel with beautiful blue eyes and a smile that would light up a room. Her strong personality helped her to beat many odds during her brief life on earth. She loved going to school at the Discovery Center, listening to music, Tinkerbell, going skating and especially being with her brothers. In 2011, she placed second in the Little Miss Indian Lake Pageant.
The Rev. Bryan Meadows and Pastor Ashley Sloan officiate a funeral at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Ryleigh Schwer Foundation to help future families with specific needs for their children.
Arrangements were handled by Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.