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Daisy Swearingen 79 of Edina, Missouri went to be with the Lord June 6, 2020 in the Knox County Nursing Home.
The daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Scott) Barnes, she was born in Knox County, Missouri, December 9th, 1940.
She was united in marriage to Jerry Swearingen on September 23 1961, in Edina, Missouri. To this union three daughters were born. Jerry preceded her in death June 1, 1997.
Daisy was raised in Knox County where she attended school. She and Jerry made their home in the Bible Grove area, where they lived for many years and raised their family. Daisy was well known for her cooking and held many jobs as a cook. One of those first cooking jobs was in the Bible Grove School. She later went on to cook in many restaurants in the area. In 1988 she and Jerry moved to Edina and opened their own restaurant, The Kitchen Inn. Which they ran until Jerry’s health declined in 1992. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Hospice before her own health declined.
She was very faithful to her God and Church. Daisy accepted the Lord at a young age and remained ever faithful. She was a 40 year member of the Assembly of God Church, and also attended the New Testament Church in Rutledge until her health declined.
In 2014 after suffering a stroke, she became a resident of the Knox County Nursing. She had great faith and knew God still had a plan for her. She witnessed whenever she had an opportunity. Right before her health declined she was helping to hold bible study at the nursing home.
Survivors include three daughters, Theresa (Michael) Small; Lesa (Rick) Delaney, and Cheryl (Corey) Dean. Grandchildren: Michelle (Jim) Curry, Jason (Kim) Small, Elizabeth (Marty) Foster, Chrissy (Adam) Heller, Brad Hunt, Jessica Wiggins, and Jeremy Wiggins. Great-grandchildren: Abby and Austin Curry, Cohen and Cooper Small, Linkyn and Alyvia Foster, Zaden Hunt, Lorelei and Isobele Hudson. Sisters: Joyce Klocke, and Beckie Darrah, Nieces Shanna Cochran and Wendy Barnes and nephew Hunter Klocke, and a long time friend of over 60 years Mary Skirvin.
She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Dorothy Barnes, husband Jerry Swearingen, in-laws Jesse and Grace Swearingen, brother in law Frank Darrah and nephew Scott Wolter.
Graveside services were in the Greensburg Cemetery June 9, 2020 at Greensburg, Missouri. Music selections were “Build my Mansion next door to Jesus”, and “What a Day that will be”.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Daisy may be left to the Greensburg Cemetery. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.