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Francis ‘Sonny’ Swanwick

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:29 pm

OSWEGO — Francis Darrell “Sonny” Swanwick, 93, of Oswego passed away at his residence at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2019. 

Sonny was born on Jan. 2, 1926, in Oswego to Frank and Mildred Louise (Walker) Swanwick. He grew up and attended school in Oswego, graduating from Oswego High School in 1943. 

On July 10, 1945, Sonny and Alma McCorkle were married in Miami, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2018.

The couple lived and farmed for over 60 years on farms within a 5-mile radius of Oswego. One of Sonny’s greatest enjoyments was traveling.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Lynn Swanwick of Wann, Oklahoma, and Duane Ray Swanwick and his wife, Traci Lynne, of Alma; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Swanwick of Fort Scott; six grandchildren, Matthew Swanwick, Daniel Swanwick, Mark Swanwick, Jessica Swanwick, Elisha Dilbeck and Elizabeth Swanwick; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley McDaniel of Angola, Phyllis Czapansky of Parsons and Sharon Swanwick of Tulsa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, on March 26, 2018; a son, Daryl Keith Swanwick on Dec. 22, 2018; two brothers, Larry Swanwick and Jerry Dale Swanwick; and two sisters, Tina Rice and Erma Jean Swanwick.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time May 18 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Oswego Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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