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Obituaries

Obituaries

John M. Swoyer 1930 - 2006 Winchester

Services for John M. Swoyer, 76, Winchester, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Hull Grove Cemetery in Winchester.Mr. Swoyer died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at his home.He was born April 27, 1930, at Oskaloosa, the son of James Frederick and Hazel Ann Baker Swoyer. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1948 and attended Kansas University and Kansas State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956.Mr. Swoyer owned and operated grocery stores in Highland, Nebraska City, Neb., and Winchester, working for 43 years and retiring in 1998. He also served on the board of Affiliated Foods in St. Joseph, Mo., and was a member of the Winchester United Methodist Church.He married Mary Jo Fullbright on Jan. 29, 1952, in Denver. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, James, Lawrence, and Mike, Topeka; a sister, Marjorie Brammell, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to the Winchester United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.