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June M. (Fisher) Swift

June M. (Fisher) Swift, 95, passed away July 26, 2017. She was born June 24, 1922, in Virginia, Minnesota, to Michael J. and Zita C. Fisher. As an infant, she came to St. Joseph where she resided most of her life. She was a 1940 graduate of Pickett High School and graduated from the Gard Business University.
On September 9, 1944, June married William J. Swift, originally of Birmingham, England, at Fort Hood, Texas. William passed away in 1959.
Before her marriage, June worked for the Social Welfare Board in St. Joseph, Missouri. After her marriage, and while her husband was stationed in Texas, she worked for the Corps of Engineers at Fort Hood where she was the secretary for two captains. On returning to St. Joseph, she worked for the St. Joseph School District for Dr. Evan Peterson. June also worked for the St. Joseph and Pony Express museums as an executive secretary for 32 years.
In her later years, June volunteered at the St. Joseph Museum, the Huffman United Methodist Church, the Open Door Food Kitchen, and for the V.E.S.T. Program at Parkway School. She was also a teacher for the Guy Harden Sunday school class. She spent many hours visiting the sick in the hospital and in nursing homes.
June loved to travel and had visited the British Isles several times. She also traveled to every country in Europe. She held a special interest in the journeys of Paul through Greece; Ephesus, Turkey; and the island of Patmos where John wrote Revelations.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Gwynneth Mejia; great-grandson, Jayden Underwood; brothers, Richard C. (Betty) Fisher and Gerald W. Fisher; sister-in-law, Margaret Fisher; and brothers-in-law, Norman Wasson and Thomas Masson.
June is survived by her son, David (Connie) Swift, Apache Junction, Arizona; son, Robert “Bobby” (Rebecca) Swift, Omaha, Nebraska; son-in-law, David H. Mejia, St. Joseph; brother, Michael R. Fisher, St. Joseph; sister, Shirley Masson, St. Joseph; sister-in-law, Ruth Fisher, Cupertino, California; five grandchildren, Christi (Chuck) Hughes, St. Joseph, Bradley (Angie) Mejia, St. Joseph, Kathleen (Alisa) Mejia-Cunningham, Shawnee, Kansas, Todd (Jane) Swift, Santa Monica, California, Brian (Kelli) Swift, Omaha, Nebraska, Regina (Tim) Schmitz, Bennington, Nebraska; seven great-grandchildren, Maddie Hughes, Jack Hughes, Piper Hughes, Zandra Mejia, Christian Swift, Ruby Swift, Avalon Swift, Hendrix Swift.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Huffman United Methodist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated, and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Huffman United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at

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St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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