Joan M. Swofford

joan swofford

December 31, 1969 ~ December 29, 2014

Joan M. Swofford, age 82, of Pocahontas, IL passed away, Monday, December 29, 2014 at Carlyle Healthcare Center, Carlyle, IL. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 AM at The Pocahontas Methodist Church. Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery, Pocahontas, IL. Friends may call Friday, January 2, 2015 after 9 AM until service time at the church. She was born on April 23, 1932 in Highland, IL to Marion and Helen (Zbinden) Sugg. She married William Swofford, Jr on August 13, 1950 in Grantfork, IL. He died April 8, 2011. She is survived by her daughters Sue (Randy) Keeling of Pocahontas, IL, Kay (Gary) Walker, of Pocahontas, IL, and Kim (Martin) Poleski of Ballwin, MO. She is also survived by a brother Roger (Charolette) Sugg of River Forest, IL, a sister Donna (Robert) Swofford of Pocahontas her grandchildren Jeremy Keeling, Christopher (Angela) Walker, Chad Walker, Katelyn Willman, Mitch Willman and a great grandchild Anderson Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Jon Sugg, and a nephew Tommy Swofford. She grew up and lived most of her life in Pocahontas, IL. She attended Pocahontas Schools and graduated from Pocahontas High School. She had worked at The Highland Garment Factory and also at Powhatton Restaurant. She was a member of the Pocahontas Methodist Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Pocahontas Methodist Church.


Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 AM

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  1. Kim, I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were great folks — and I know you'll really miss them. Know that you're not alone — you're in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Mark

  2. Sue, Kim and Kay We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. We remember such good times in the neighborhood growing up when our folks were young and vibrant. It's so hard to realize how fast the time goes by. Love, Terri (Clayton) & Randy Hoover

  3. "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." at Acts 24:15 the Apostle Paul said and wrote these words for our comfort. May they prove to be so for you and your family. While I may not know you personally I have experienced the lost of death. Your neighbor and friend Maddy Hernandez

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