SOUTHERN PAPER 6-29--2010
DU QUOIN - Mildred Jeanette Swain, 86, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010, in
Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
She was born March 28, 1924, in St. Louis, the daughter of Edwin and Velma Harriss of Du
Quoin, both of whom preceded her in death.
She married Cecil C. Swain Nov. 19, 1944; he preceded her in death March 7, 2004. Also,
David Myron Ruzicka, a son-in-law, preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2005.
Survivors include two children, Ron and Theresa Swain of Elko, Nev., and Dana Jo Ruzicka
of Elsah; grandchildren, Jeremy Swain and Stephanie Waller of Tamaroa, Dustin and Maegan
Swain of Lincoln, Calif., and Hailey MacCrae Heape, David Loren Heape, Devin Nathaniel
Heape and Katie Heape, all of Elsah; and great-grandchildren, Hayden Swain, Bryan Bowker,
Javen Loren Heape, Matthew Szatkowski, Mason Swain and Kayden Sue Heape.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Du Quoin, a 50-year lifetime member of the
Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge, Red Hat Ladies Club and Du Quoin Study Club. She resided at
7932 Green Meadows Road in Du Quoin.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2010, in First Baptist Church in Du Quoin,
with the Rev. Jim Endsley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Searby Funeral Home in Du
Quoin and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Marshall Browning Hospital Tree of Life and will be accepted at
the funeral home.
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