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Cecil Reid Swink
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Obituary for Cecil Reid Swink

Cecil Reid Swink

Cecil Reid Swink, 92, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at a health care facility.
He was born September 28, 1924 in Helena, Missouri to James and Margaret (Selecman) Swink. Cecil was their 13th child.
Cecil attended Black Oak Country School, and then later went to Union Star High School where he graduated in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Army Engineers during World War II. When Cecil returned home, he and Ida Ellen Smith married on December 21, 1946, she survives of the home. They farmed two farms near King City, Missouri before moving into town where they raised four children.
Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church in King City, Missouri.
He retired from American Family Insurance, St. Joseph, Missouri after over 30 years. He was the lead printer; printing letter heads, etc for the company.
Cecil was always a farmer. He loved being out in his garden, he planted one every year. Guess he just loved to play in the dirt!
He was preceded in death by his parents; eleven brothers and sisters.
Additional survivors include daughter, Joyce Lowrance (Gary), Savannah, Missouri; sons, Dale Swink (Rebecca), Meridian, Idaho, Dennis Swink (Mary), Dwaine Swink, Savannah, Missouri; sister, Henrietta Fair, Savannah, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mosaic Hospice or donor’s choice.

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St. Joseph , Missouri 64506





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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Mosaic Life Care Hospice

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