Joyce Jean (Jones) Swearingin, 91, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2022. Joyce was born December 14,1930 to George and Zelma Jones. She attended Mosby School, Prathersville School, and Excelsior Springs High School, graduating in 1949. Joyce was a member of the Prathersville Bible Church since 1945 where she married her husband, Charles D. Swearingin, on October 25, 1953. They were married for 64 years until Charles preceded her in death in July of 2018. Joyce worked as a soda jerk at Logue & Short. She was a bookkeeper at Newsberry’s and McCleary Hospital. She was also the accountant for the Swearingin Construction Company.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and great grandmother. She loved to sew, made beautiful quilts, and was an accomplished artist. Many of her paintings are treasured family heirlooms. Above all else, Joyce loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They were her pride and joy.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, George and Zelma (Clark) Jones; two sisters, Jacqueline O’Dell and Geraldine Traylor; one brother, Harold Jones; and two nephews.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Wachter, and son, Charles “Chuck” (Marcy) Swearingin; granddaughter, Brooke (Sterling) Granger; grandson, Chris (Emily) Swearingin, Kaleb and Melody Granger; and a sister ,Wanda Kennedy; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2022 with service following at Prathersville Bible Church, 25406 County Fair Circle, Excelsior Springs, MO, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were great people.
Ira Eugene Hornsby
So sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom at Logue and Short. A real nice lady.
Oh how we loved Ms. Joyce! Absolutely loved her, and so appreciate the family for sharing her over the years. One of our favorite memories is when Emily was sitting on the porch reading to her. She was so gentle and kind to her, and us. We will truly miss her. Prayers for the family.