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Ted Reuben & Mildred Mae (Moseley) Swisher
Tombstone photo
Dover Cemetery
Dover, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

 © John Russell Pierson

Obit for Mildred posted by Jo Aguirre
Mar 6, 1927 - Jan 14, 2021

All About Hennessey
Hennessey, OK

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.


Obit for Ted posted by Jo Aguirre

 © John Russell Pierson
Enid News and Eagle  
June 15, 2008  

The 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 Baptist Church.

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 great-grandchildren.

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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