Mildred Mae Swisher, 93, Kingfisher, longtime resident of Dover, died at
her home Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Dover
Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home of Hennessey.
Visitation is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
17; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 18 and 19.
Mildred was born March 6, 1927, in Moorewood, the second of six children
to Bascum Butler and Emma (Wohl) Moseley.
She graduated from Leedey High School in 1945.
Mildred married Ted Swisher in Moorewood on June 10, 1949. They were
married for 60 years before his death in June 2008.
The couple first lived in Elk City, where their two oldest sons, Darrell
and Bill, were born.
From there they moved to Marlow and then Gainesville, Texas, which is
where their oldest daughter, Rhonda, was born.
After that came Brownstown, Ill., where their two youngest, Mike and
Daphne, were born.
The family also moved to Amarillo, Texas, Liberal, Kan., and Enid before
settling in Dover in 1965.
Ted and Mildred were longtime members of Dover Baptist Church where she
also served as the church treasurer.
Mildred also worked as a cook at Dover School before later serving a
number of years as a volunteer in the elementary library.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers
Bascum Butler Moseley Jr., Lee Allen Moseley, Melvin Moseley and John
Moseley; and one daughter-in-law, Kathy Swisher.
Mildred is survived by her sister, Julia Alice Phillips of Enid;
children Darrell Swisher and wife Teri of Kingfisher, Bill Swisher and
companion Susan Winchester of Hinton, Rhonda Fleming and husband Johnnie
of Kingfisher, Mike Swisher and wife Kim of Leedey, and Daphne Optiz and
husband Mike of Binger.
She is also survived by grandchildren Candice St. Cyr and husband Rick
of Kingfisher, Michael Swisher and wife Julie of Kingfisher, Whitney
Marshall and husband Kevin of Piedmont, Carrie Mueggenborg and husband
Cory of Kingfisher, Israel Weber of Kingfisher, Levi Weber of
Kingfisher, Shannon Smith and husband Nathan of Broken Arrow, Shawn
Swisher and wife Jennifer of Velma, Sarah Noll and husband Justin of
Okeene, Seth Swisher and wife Kaycee of Elk City, Jessica Swisher of
Leedey, Chuck Swisher and wife Carolyn of Kingfisher, Makensy Smith and
husband John of Binger, Kylie Toho and husband Jobey of Binger, Shane
Winchester and wife Amber of Vidor, Texas, and Lon Winchester of
Beaumont, Texas; 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews
and other extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Mildred’s
honor be made to Dover Baptist Church, Central Baptist Association
and/or Russell-Murray Hospice.=========================================================================================
funeral for Ted Swisher, 82, of Dover. will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June
17, 2008, at Dover Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Ervin and Steve
Clark will officiate.
Burial will be in Dover Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.
He was born May 5,
1926, in Perry to Reuben and Marie Sawatzky Swisher and died
Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his home. He graduated from Perry High
School and served in the Army in World War II. He married Mildred
Moseley June 10, 1949, in Mooreland. He was a member of Dover
Surviving are his wife, Mildred; three sons, Darrell
Swisher of Kingfisher, Bill Swisher of Hinton and Mike Swisher of
Dover; two daughters, Rhonda Fleming of Kingfisher and Daphne Opitz
of Binger; four sisters, Evelyn Madison, Ruth Swyden, Ruby Balbo and
Mae Smith; four brothers, Emery Swisher, Don Swisher, Darrell
Swisher and Dick Swisher; 17 grandchildren; and 15
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorial may be made through the funeral home to Dover Baptist
Church, American Cancer Society or Russell Murray Hospice.
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