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OBITUARY - CLYDE R. SWINEHART

American Flag.jpg Clyde R. SWINEHART, 85 of Creston passed away Friday, January 11, 2008 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mt Ayr. Services will be at 11:00 am Monday, January 21, 2008 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. Creston. Rev. Don FRANK will officiate. Burial will be in the Ellston Cemetery of Ellston. Family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time on Monday at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials are to the Avenue of Flags in Ellston, Iowa.

Clyde R. SWINEHART was born October 8, 1922 in Denver, Co. to Hazel Mary (STONER) and George Jacob SWINEHART. He attended Shannon City Schools then entered the U.S. Navy in November 1940, serving until December of 1946 then serving until 1954 in the Reserves. Clyde earned his high school diploma while enlisted and later earned a degree at the Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif.

On July 12, 1943 he was united in marriage to Jeannette SMITH in Jacksonville, Fl. and they later divorced. On Feb. 1, 1948, Clyde married Barbara Jeanne McCONNELL in Grant City, Mo. They settled in Illinois for three years before moving to California. In 1964 they moved back to Creston where they lived for three years. They returned to California for twenty years. In 1987 they returned to Creston to retire. A Jack-of-all-trades, Clyde worked in a canning factory, as a mechanic, caterpillar tractor and farm implement dealer, filling station entrepreneur, flight line mechanic, lumber and feed yard hand, for the aerospace industry as a buyer, production control supervisor, inspector, and vendor liaison, a real estate entrepreneur, antique sales and restoration and various other sidelines to stay busy including square dance caller and instructor and [illegible] furniture manufacturer.

Clyde is survived by his two daughters, Holli Sue (husband Steve) HESSLINK of Creston and Glenda (husband Joe) DAVIS of Jacksonville, Fla.; two step-daughters, Carmen MATYLEWICZ of Madisonville, Tenn. and Rhonda Rae CLYMER of Gonzales, Calif.; two sons: Michael R. (wife Cheryl) SWINEHART of Laguna Nigel, Calif. and Gayl (wife Mona) SWINEHART of San Dimas, Calif.; two sisters: Verla (husband Don) FITZGERALD of Nevada, Ia. and Velma (husband Don) FRANK of Winterset, IA; a brother, Raymond (wife Christina) SWINEHART of Portland, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Joan KELLEY of Show Low, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara on Dec. 3, 2006, and step-grandson: Paul AMUNDSON.

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