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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, October 11, 1935

OBITUARY ~ MARY ANISE (PARKINS) SWOPE

Mary Annus, daughter of Levi and Margaret Ann Parkins, was born in Blunt county, Tennessee, February 9, 1861, and died a her home in Clearfield, Iowa, October 11, 1935, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 2 days.

When three years of age she came with her parents to Indiana, and at the age of eight years they came to Washington, county, Iowa, then in 1881 they moved to Ringgold county and lived there until 1885, when they moved to Clearfield, where she has since resided.

On December 17, 1885 she was married to Henry T. Swope. Mr. Swope died April 22. 1935, preceding his wife by about six months .

Five children were born to them, three sons, Granville, Orville and David all dying in infancy. One son, Woodson L Swope, and one daughter, survive; also the son-in-law, F. P. Steward; two grandchildren, Roger T. and Melba Steward; two brothers, D. L. Parkins of Diagonal, Iowa; W. R. Parkins of Kerman, Calif.; two sister, Mrs. Emma Ferguson of Ft. Morgan, Colo.; and Mrs. Josie Montville of Pipestone, Mont.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

When just a girl she became a member of the United Presbyterian church, being a member of the Platte Valley church, then moving her membership to the Clearfield United Presbyterian church, where she has remained a faithful member. For many years she has not been able to be at the church services but was always interested in the welfare of the church and community.

She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother, and a friend to whom she came in contact.

Mrs. Swope was a charter member of the Wildress Camp, No. 1023 of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church Sunday at 3 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. B. Hutchman and assisted by Rev. P. O. Nystrend, pastor of the Christian church. Interment in the Clearfield cemetery.

Singers were: Guy Henderson, J. R. Crew, Mrs. J. N. Stephenson, Mrs. J. R. Crew, Mrs. J. D. Barrens, Mrs. Mytra Young, J. R. Henderson and Donald Green.

Pallbearers were: Tom Henderson, Claude Brown, Gene Baxter, Ralph Green, Frank Green and C. J. Swan.

Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Swope Sunday from a distance, were: Mrs. Merrill Walters and Mrs. Vergil Stamper of Creston; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sheuden, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shelden and Ferman Steward of Mt. Ayr; Mr. and Mrs. Guy German and Lois, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spicer of Benton; Mrs. Maude Hogue of Diagonal; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frank Lindner of Emerson.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012

Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
October 17, 1935

OBITUARY ~ MARY ANISE (PARKINS) SWOPE

Mary Anise Swope, daughter of Levi and Margaret Ann Parkins, was born in Blunt County, Tennessee, February 9, 1861 and passed away at her home in Clearfield, Iowa, October 11th, 1935, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 2 days.

When three years of age she came with her parents to Indiana, and at the age of 8 years they came to Washington County, Iowa, then in 1871 they moved to Ringgold county and lived there until 1885 when they moved to Clearfield where she has resided ever since.

On December 17th, 1885, she was united in marriage to Henry T. Swope, who passed away April 22, 1935. To this union five children were born; three sons, Granville, Orville and David all dying in infancy. One son Woodson L. Swope, and . one daughter Lena L. Steward survive; also the son-in-law, F. P. Steward; two grand-children Edgar T. and Melba Steward; two brothers, D. L. Parkins of Diagonal Iowa; W. R. Parkins of Kerman, California; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Ferguson of Fort Morgan, Colorado; and Mrs. Josie Monteville of Pipestone, Minnesota, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

When just a girl she became a member of the Platte Valley church then moving her membership to the Clearfield United Presbyterian church where she has remained a faithful member. For many years she has not been able to be at the church services but was always interested in the welfare of the church and community.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a friend to all who knew her. Mrs. Swope was a charter member of the Wild Rose Camp, No. 1023 of the Royal Neighbors of American of Clearfield, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at the U.P. Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, conducted by her pastor Nystrand of the Christian Church. Singing was by a double quartet Mesdames Stephenson, Crew, Barrans and Young; Messrs. Guy Henderson and Donald Green.

The pallbearers were Tom Henderson, Gene Baxter, Claude Brown, Ralph Green, S. H. Fosmire and Hank Green. The floral offerings were very beautiful. Interment in Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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