Dessie Ludwig

Dessie  Ludwig, 73 years, 4 months, and 13 days old, passed to Heaven on May 18, 2016 at The Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center with her family nearby.

Dessie was born  in Douglas County, Mo., to Carl and Bonnie (Fitzgerald) Williams.

Dessie enjoyed spending time with her family and running the game room, Sunday afternoon drives in the country and loved tending her flowers.

Dessie was preceded by her parents, and two siblings.

Dessie is survived by her children, Ronald Swearengin, Rodney Swearengin, Robert McKnight and Lucinda, Randy McKnight and April, Rhonda McKnight, Lance Ludwig and Amy, and Lyndon Ludwig; more than 18 grand and great-grandchildren; one sister, Roberta Davis; and many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services for Dessie will be Friday, May 20, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, with burial in the Ava Cemetery.  Visitation will be  from 1 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family as love offerings.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.