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She was born Sept. 21, 1930 in Elkhead, Mo., the daughter of the late Delbert and Delorce (Nelson) Swearengin. She was united in marriage to A.J. Marlin on Oct. 12, 195l in Seymour, Mo. He preceded her in death March 2, 2007, after having been married for 56 years.
She was a lifetime member of the Missouri National Education Association, a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers’ Association and a long time member of the First Baptist Church at Seymour and later University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield. She grew up on a farm and attended Douglas County schools and was a graduate of Ava High School, Missouri State University, and received a masters in education from Drury University. She was a retired elementary school teacher after having taught 35 years: three years in Douglas County Schools, 19 years at Seymour Elementary Public School, and the last 13 years in the Springfield Public School System. Kindergarten was her favorite grade.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m., in Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour, Mo. A reception followed at the First Baptist Church of Seymour.
Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhowe seymour.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Seymour, or University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, in care of Holman Howe Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 366, Seymour MO 65746.