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Obituaries

Obituaries

Thomas G. Swain 1937 - 2007 Eudora

Memorial services for Thomas G. Swain, 70, Baldwin City, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Clearfield United Methodist Church in Eudora. Military honors will follow.Mr. Swain died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born July 11, 1937, in Topeka, the son of Horace and Lena Kidwell Swain. He earned a degree from Washburn University and a master's degree from Emporia State University.Mr. Swain served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He worked for the Social Security Administration in Topeka and then in Kansas City, Mo., from 1962 to 1996.He loved nature, photography, storytelling, science, history and humor.He married Marian Gates on Sept. 26, 1962, in Furth, Germany. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Marne Green and husband Jeff, Baldwin City; two sons, Kirk, Eudora, and Kevin; a sister, Dixie Reilly, Commerce City, Colo.; four grandchildren, Bethany and Dylan Swain, and Samantha and Macy Green; a nephew, Brian; and members of the "Metamucil Mafia," Kenny, Fred, and Bill.His parents and a brother, Gary, preceded him in death.The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.