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He was born Jan. 15, 1915 in John’s Mill, Mo. (now Fordland), the son of the late Jesse W. and Elsie M. (Roberts) Swearengin. He was united in marriage on Jan. 10, 1942 in Ozark, Mo., to Deloris O. McMurry. She preceded him in death in 2008.
Ivol’s career included railroad, construction, and dairy farming. He was known for having a compassionate and giving heart for his family, friends and neighbors. He was a long time member and deacon of Union Chapel Baptist Church in Fordland. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Swearengin; four brothers, twin – Iven, Floyd, Loid and Virgil Swearengin; four sisters, Lola Williams, Ammie (Amma) Cornelison, Erma Breedlove and Lacie Hartgrove.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Davis and husband, Mike, Rogersville; a daughter-in-law, Sue Swearengin, Overland Park, Kan.; five grandchildren, Nevin Swearengin, San Diego, Calif., Nathan Swearengin and wife, Rachel, Olathe, Kan., Shera Cookston and husband, Chris, Prineville, Ore., Tara Fisher and husband, Brandon, Rogersville, and Chris Davis and wife, Lauren, Westminister, Colo.; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Julia and Luke Swearengin, Kobe and Brooklynn Fisher; a sister-in-law, Mary Swearengin; and many other relatives and friends.
A special thank you to everyone at Magnolia Square for all their wonderful love and care.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in Union Chapel Baptist Church near Fordland, under direction of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the funeral home.
Online condolences and guest book signing may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.