January 1, 1943 - June 29, 2018
Waverly, New York
June 29, 2018
January 1, 1943
Elmira, New York
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Chemung Christian Fellowship Church, 726 Main Street, Chemung, NY
Friday, July 6, 2018 from 11 to 12 at Chemung Christian Fellowship Church, 726 Main Street, Chemung, NY
A beautiful flower on earth fades and withers away, but a beautiful soul never does in the hearts of those who loved them. Laura (Dolly) Marie Morrison Schweiger born January 1st, 1943 of Waverly, NY entered heaven on June 29th, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Our hearts are broken by the loss of our beloved Dolly but will rejoice when we are all united once again.
Dolly is survived by her husband and best friend LeRoy H. (Sonny) Schweiger. Dolly was married to the love of her life for 59 years. She resided on Talmadge Hill for most of her life. One of Dolly’s favorite pastimes was sitting on her front porch with her husband watching nature all around her. She was an avid gardener and her talents were noticed by many who would ride by her home and stop to enjoy the beautiful landscaping.
Dolly’s other loves were her son, Jon and (Cathy) Schweiger and her daughter Sheila and (Dave) Schweiger-Rhodes. One of Dolly’s greatest joys in life was her granddaughter Alicia Marsh, whom she loved dearly. She was very proud of all their accomplishments and the people they had become. There was not a day that went by when she did not tell her husband and children how much she loved them.
Dolly is also survived by her four brothers-in-law and their wives, Dave and Charlene Schweiger, Jim and Grace Schweiger, Philip and Linda Schweiger, and Tim and Susan Schweiger. In addition, she is survived by a very special aunt, Margaret “Susie” Richards. She also adored her very special family, Charlie and Anna Barnhart. In addition, she was blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dolly loved to play the guitar and sing and had the voice of an angel. She passed on her gift of music to her children and granddaughter and told them to always keep a song in their hearts. In her younger years, she traveled on the road singing with her Uncle Bucky Moon, and sang back up for the late Kitty Wells. She taught herself to play the guitar, piano, drums, organ, accordion and harmonica. Dolly was a hard worker with a creative spirit.
Dolly never met a stranger and was always ready to be a friend. Her second home was at Wendy’s restaurant where she could be found sitting at the table with her many friends who became her family. Dolly had a strong faith in Jesus and was looking forward to meeting him face to face, but she wished she didn’t have to leave her family behind.
Dolly attended The First Church of God in Sayre, Pa. for many years and most recently attended Chemung Christian Fellowship. A celebration of Dolly’s life will be held on Friday, July 6th at noon at the Chemung Christian Fellowship, 726 Main Street, Chemung, NY. Calling hours begin at 11:00 am with a service to follow at noon at the church. In lieu of flowers that fade away donations in Dolly’s memory can be made to Chemung Christian Fellowship or to Lourdes Hospice https://www.lourdes.com/about-us/foundation/donate-online
The family is being assisted by Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Dolly’s family may visit our Facebook page or by sending a private message of sympathy in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com