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Francis Swearingen

August 28, 1925 — October 2, 2016

Francis Swearingen Memphis, Missouri 1925 - 2016

Frances Dee Swearingen, 91, of Memphis, formerly of St. Ann, MO, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

The son of James and Elizabeth (Peterson) Swearingen, he was born August 28, 1925 at Gorin, MO.

He attended the Gorin school and graduated with the class of 1943.

He married Meriam Parris on March 7, 1944, and to this union three sons were born. They stayed around Gorin where he found work there.

He served in the U.S. Army in W.W.II during which in 1943 to 1944 he was stationed with General Patton in Europe.

They lived in the Gorin area until 1955 when his job required them to live in Colorado, Oregon and Kansas and later in 1963 they settled in St. Ann, MO.  After his health started to fail he moved to Scotland County, MO to retire in 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Gary, a brother, Wayne, a sister, Callie, great granddaughter, Emee and his best friend ”Frankie”.

Survivors include his sons: Alan (Barbara) Swearingen of Blue Springs, MO and Tony (Cindy)  Swearingen of St Ann, MO; five grandchildren: Corie (Ben) Pryor of Kirksville, MO, Craig (Sandra) Swearingen of Memphis, MO, Shawn (Jaymie) Swearingen of Holden, MO, Travis (Carlee) Swearingen of Blue Springs, MO and Sarah Deachan, St. Ann, MO;  fourteen great- grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Gorin Cemetery Association and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madsion St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Please sign the guest register.

Wed. 10/5/16  for one hour before the service
Wed. 10/5/16  at 1:00 P.M.
Gorin Cemetery/ Military Graveside Rites by the Memphis V.F.W. Post # 4958 of Memphis and MO Honorguard program
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