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Loretta Hinte Kemlock Swanigan

May 6, 1936 — December 19, 2020

Loretta "Red" Hinte Kemlock Swanigan was granted her angel wings on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Loretta was born May 6, 1936, in Lochgelly, WV to the late Herman and Lola Brown Hinte.

An avid card player, she would play "500" rummy at any given time, with anyone at any place. Loretta's career included being a cook at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, a houseparent at the Methodist Wesley Youth Center in Prosperity and owner of the Skyline Drive-Inn in Hilltop, WV where she served her creation, the coal miner's special. She loved spending time with her two grandchildren, often playing with them in the yard until she was in her mid 70's. Her biggest joy was watching them open gifts at Christmas. She had a special love for dogs and over the years rescued many mistreated animals.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike Anthony Kemlock; second husband, Roy Swanigan; two infant brothers, George and Jackie; brothers PFC Herman Hinte Jr., Everett, Clifford, Gordon and William Hinte and one sister, Rachel Mercer.

Ms. Swanigan is survived by and will be greatly missed by her only child, Michael Lee Kemlock and his wife, Anita of Oak Hill; two grandsons, Aaron Kemlock and his wife, Jodie Renick Kemlock of Oak Hill; Jacob Kemlock and his fiancée, Samantha Gregory of Henderson, NV; three great-grandchildren, Brandt, Blake and Brynne Kemlock of Oak Hill; one sister, Madeline Harris of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 11.00 am Pastor David Altizer will be presiding. Burial will follow.

Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.

The family is profoundly grateful for the wonderful and loving care of the staff at Genesis Hidden Valley Nursing Center in Oak Hill, WV whom Loretta also considered her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask contributions be made to the New River Humane Society, 513 Shelter Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

High Lawn Memorial Park

1435 Main St E, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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