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Born in Dogwood, she spent most of her life on the farm Deloris O. Swearengin, 88, Bruner, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Friday, July 18, 2008 in her home.
She was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Dogwood, Mo., the daughter of the late Arthur and Esther (Painter) McMurry. She was united in marriage on Jan. 10, 1942 in Ozark, to Ivol Swearengin.
She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Pearl McMurry; a son, Ronald Swearengin; four sisters, Marie Riddle, Lois Copeland, Maxine Boehm and Fern Luggert; and a brother, James McMurry.
Deloris lived most of her life on the family farm where she was a dairy farmer, housewife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed quilting and other handwork which she was known to donate to the Baptist Children’s Home. She was a lifelong member of Union Chapel Baptist Church near Fordland and loved gospel music.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Ivol; a daughter, Sandy Davis and husband Mike, Rogersville; a daughter-in-law, Sue Swearengin, Overland Park, Kan.; three grandsons, Nevin Swearengin, San Diego, Calif. Nathan Swearengin and wife Rachel, Olathe, Kan. and Chris Davis and his fiancee, Lauren Kent, Kansas City; two granddaughters, Shera Cookston and husband Chris, Prineville, Ore., Tara Fisher and husband Brandon, Rogersville; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Julia and Luke Swearengin and Kobe and Brooklynn Fisher; a brother, Raymond McMurry; a sister, Nadenna Denney and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 21, in Union Chapel Baptist Church under direction of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery, south of Fordland.
Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.