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Wanda Sue Swain

Rapatee – Wanda Sue Swain, 77, of Rapatee, passed away at 1:34 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born on April 30, 1942 in Fordtown, TN to Clarence and Nina (Johnson) Blevins. She married Pastor David Swain on November 7, 1958 in Edelstein, IL. They were married for 61 years.

Surviving is her husband; two children, Jolyn (Richard) Ward of Lacon, IL and Christy (Shannon) Turner of Roanoke, VA; eight grandchildren, Liz (Kevin) Douglas, Amy Ward, Ashley (Wendy Ewalt) Turner, Phillip Turner, Katharine (Dylan Meehan) Turner, Jess (Heather) Swain, Emily Swain, and Kelsey Swain; one great-grandchild.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Leon Swain, and one sister, Billie Jane Dishman.

Wanda was a homemaker and was a member of the Union Church of Rapatee, IL. She started and was the leader for the Kickapoo Council Girl Scouts and was also a den leader for the Boy Scouts for many years. Wanda enjoyed antique glass ware, quilting, flowers, especially purple and black irises, but most of all she loved fixing Sunday dinners for her family.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor Dave Scholls and Pastor Ronald Blevins will officiate. Burial will follow at Lyons Cemetery rural London Mills, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Union Church of Rapatee or an Education Fund for Kelsey in care of Bank of Farmington. To view Wanda’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Vicki West

    Reply June 12, 2019 7:20 pm

    The tragic death of this woman and her son really touched my heart, when I heard about it on the news in the Quad Cities. My deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and community.

  • Michelle

    Reply June 14, 2019 7:44 am

    Prayers to the family at this difficult time. Love and hugs to ya all.

  • Linda Barackman

    Reply June 16, 2019 11:05 am

    Christy, I was so sad to hear that this tragedy happened to your family! I did not realize until church today that this was your mother and brother! My heart breaks for you and your family! I will pray for you and know that your memories will give you comfort.

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