Vigen Memorial Home obituary - Amy M. Swinderman, 32, Hamilton


Amy Michelle Swinderman, 32 of Hamilton, IL died Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Nauvoo, IL due to an accident.

     She was born September 5, 1988 in Akron, OH the daughter of Robert Sr. and Carolyn Jarvis Feagain.  

     Amy graduated from Hamilton High School, in Hamilton, IL with the Class of 2007. She later attended Southeastern Community College in Keokuk and John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL.  

     On May 16, 2015 she was united in marriage to Josh Swinderman in Ft. Madison, IA.  He survives.

     She is also survived by three daughters, Aubree Karle, Kellie Karle and Baylor Swinderman all of Hamilton, IL, her parents, her siblings, Angel Kraft (Josh) of Dallas City, IL, Robert Jr. “Bobby” Feagain (Billie) of Athens, AL, Jennifer Coffman (George) of Hamilton, IL, Jon Feagain (Heather) of Sugarland, TX, Aaron Feagain (Carrie Steele) of Hamilton, IL and Marilyn York  (Wayne) of Nauvoo, IL, in-laws, Debbie Jinkens (Rick) of Keokuk, father-in-law, Dave Swinderman (Karen) of Keokuk, brothers and sisters-in-law, Shannon Jinkens (Tasha) of Wayland, MO, Justin Swinderman (Samantha) of Ft. Madison, IA, Ricky Jinkens (Nisha) of S.C., Chrissy Englund (Matt)  Jeremy Hamelton and Elizabeth Anderson (Seth) all of Keokuk and Meagan Walton (Rodney) of Wayland, MO and many nieces and nephews. Other survivors include Aubree and Kellie’s grandfather, Richard Karle of Warsaw, IL, their aunt, Jennifer (Chad) Flynn of Warsaw, and their father, Jordan Karle.   

      She was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Adam Feagain, Aubree and Kellie’s grandmother, Becky Karle and their uncle, Justin Karle. 

     Amy had been employed by the Hamilton School District as an Administration Assistant to the Superintendent since July of 2020. Prior to working for Hamilton School District, she was a billing specialist at Fort Madison Community Hospital. 

     Amy was a card shark and always enjoyed a good game of Phase 10, Go Fish and Euchre.  She was a wonderful cook and made delicious cheesecakes and brownies that her family loved.  It was rumored that her snickerdoodle cheesecake was one of the best in the area. She was very family oriented and loved sitting around a campfire visiting and sipping a glass of wine.  Amy made her family the number one priority in her life.  She enjoyed attending all of their activities and sporting events they were involved in. Amy was not only a hero in her family’s eyes, but she was also a hero at the accident she was involved in by saving at least three other lives and sacrificing her own.

     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, at New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk with Pastor Mark Hanson officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton, IL.   

     Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with the family meeting with friends at that time.  

     The funeral will be live-streamed on the New Testament Christian Church Facebook page or the Vigen Memorial Home Facebook page at 11 a.m., Friday.  Social distancing requirements will be in place and masks are strongly encouraged.

      Memorials may be made to the family, for the children’s education fund. 

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