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Vada Kinnamon Swift, 90, Neosho, Mo., passed away September 4, 2017 at a Neosho health care facility after a lengthy illness. She was born February 10, 1927, in Bloomfield, Iowa, to Charles and Jennie (Graham) Kinnamon.
After moving to Neosho from Iowa in 1950, she was employed as an administrative assistant at Rockedyne/Teledyne, in Neosho. Upon her retirement there, she became the assistant to the president of Crowder College, where she again retired after many years. She was a former member of JO PEO, serving as secretary. Vada was a member of the First Christian Church, of Neosho.
Vada married Robert O. Swift on Jan. 14, 1944, in Kirksville, Mo. Robert preceded her in death on April 30, 2013.
She is survived by two sons, Rick Swift, of Neosho, and Randy Swift and wife, JoAnn, of Neosho; four grandchildren, Collin Swift and wife, Stephanie, of Neosho, Joshua Swift and Stephanie Parker, of Joplin, Elle Swift, of Joplin, Tyler Swift, of Springfield, Mo.; and six great-grandchildren, Drake and Desirae Swift, Ethan, Ben, Elizabeth, and Evan Bentz.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 8, at First Christian Church, 1314 Oak Ridge Drive, Neosho, with Pastor Al Gritten officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, prior to services. Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Neosho.
Contributions, in memory of Vada, may be made to First Christian Church, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on September 5, 2017
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