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Sutton Memorial Home
Friday April 8th, 2016
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Fillmore Baptist Church
Saturday April 9th, 2016

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Lowell L. Swearingen

Lowell L. Swearingen, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4:29 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born on November 23, 1934 in Jacksonville, IL the Son of James Beverly and Hazel (Steffens) Swearingen. He married Joan Rupert on January 25, 1957 in Jacksonville, IL.  He was a beloved Teacher, Friend and Mentor for over 30 years in the Taylorville/Stonington School districts.

Surviving are his Wife Joan of Taylorville, IL; Son: Charles (Kristy) Swearingen of Carlinville, IL; Special Friend: Lois Hesse of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Alexander and Joey; Sister: Oueda Fairfield of Jacksonville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son Kurt Swearingen and Brother: Gerald Swearingen.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Food Pantry Building Fund 223 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the Ronald McDonald House 610 N. Seventh St. Springfield, IL 62702.

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I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Swearingen's passing.  I took German at Taylorville High School and he was the teacher.  He was a very good teacher and a nice man.  My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Christy Blakley-Hunt Apr 12 2016 12:00 AM

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by The Willette Family.

In loving memory of a dear man that touched our family hearts and minds. Thank you for all the love and laughter. The Willette family

Brian Willette Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

GRANDMA'S GARDENTABLE BASKET was sent by Ronald McDonald House Family .

Brian Replogle Apr 7 2016 12:00 AM

Joan, I was so sorry to hear about Lowell and want you to know how sorry I am for you and your family.  You have always been such a special person to me.   Sending prayers for all of you.

Toni Marucco Apr 7 2016 12:00 AM

I as well as the rest of the staff of Bob Ridings in Taylorville will miss Lowell very much.  He was a very good customer and always had a kind word.  He made a point of always speaking to everyone when he came to the dealership.  If all of our customers were like Lowell we would be well blessed. Rest in peace, Lowell.

Mary Ladage Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Joan, Lois and Chas and family. Julie and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Lowell. We met Lowell and family Here at the Lake of the Ozarks about 15 yrs. ago and have been very good friends ever since. We will truly miss his humor. Good bye my friend, we love you, John & Julie.

John Effertz Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM

Having had a fine dinner and conversation with Lowell, Joan, & Lois just a week ago, it is very difficult to believe he is gone.  Aside from almost daily email 'wisdom' and political jabs, Lowell has been a great friend and mentor over the past 30 years.  His knowledge and insights on municipal law, boating skills, music, art, world history, German literature, education, and grandfatherdom have been helpful and rewarding.  We shared most opinions but respectfully differed on many others.
   Our deepest sympathy to Joan, Lois, Chas and family.
   We will greatly miss Lowell, but trust his absence will not change our friendship and fellowship.

Jane & Harry Hendrickson Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Swearingen,
My deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences are sent out to you and your family. My the Lord keep, bless and strengthen you during this time of loss.

Kathy Fleming Vaughan Apr 6 2016 12:00 AM

My sincerest sympathy to your family.  He was a beloved teacher, friend, and mentor to me and other members of my family.  He made a lasting impression on so many students and families in Stonington.  Every time you see one of us, you see a part of him living on.

Roger Pugh Apr 5 2016 12:00 AM

Joan, Lois, Chas & Family:

I am so sorry to hear about this!  Lowell Swearingen was a great man and great teacher.  He meant so much to me and many other students at Stonington High School.  He was a mentor and father figure and I truly truly appreciate the time I had with him.  He truly helped me grow into the person I am now and I truly appreciate it.  Beth and I are very sorry for your loss and you have our condolences.  John Shull

John Shull Apr 5 2016 12:00 AM

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