Freida L. Swofford, 86, Shobonier

Freida L. Swofford, 86, of Shobonier, died at 7:02 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the family residence.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery in Vernon. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials: Vernon Cemetery.

Mrs. Swofford was born on April 19, 1921, in Vandalia, the daughter of Ott and Bertie Goff Talbott. She married Otho Leo Swofford on April 16, 1945, in Vandalia; he died on Feb. 2, 1992.

She was a presser of Vandalia Laundry and Dry Cleaners, formerly of Vandalia.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Keith Swofford and his wife Sandra of Decatur; daughters, Kay Sue and her husband Joe Graves of Vandalia, Judith Ann and her husband Alan Sharp of Shobonier, and Becky Jean and her husband Jerry Strauch of Shobonier; five grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Doris Faye; son, Larry Alan; one grandson; and two brothers.

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