Kenneth E. Swisher, age 66, of Philadelphia, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home.

Kenneth E. Swisher, age 66, of Philadelphia, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Hannibal, Mo., to Orville T. and Edrie L. Wagner Swisher.
Kenneth was married to Jane Malcom Jan. 22, 1967, in Emerson, Mo. She survives of the home.
Survivors include children, Kim Rogers and husband, Hartley, of Columbia, Mo.; Michael Swisher of Lake Saint Louis, Mo.; and Sarah Hitchcock and husband, Aaron, of Columbia; siblings, Joe Swisher of Philadelphia; Elaine Pryor and husband, Gary, of Palmyra; Judy Adam and husband, Gene, of Mount Vernon, Mo.; and Kay Prange and husband, Gary, of Shelbyville, Mo.; grandchildren, Wyatt, Hunter, Coleman and Ella Rogers of Columbia; and Noah Hitchcock of Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his mother; father; and stepmother, Harriet Swisher.
Kenneth was a 1964 graduate of Philadelphia-Emerson High School and a 1968 graduate of the University of Missouri.
Mr. Swisher was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his service, he returned to Philadelphia and became a Marion County grain and livestock farmer.
He was a member of the Norfolk-Smith V.F.W. Post 11041, Philadelphia Cemetery Association Board, where he formerly served as president, Marion County R-II School Board, where he formerly served as vice president, and was a former member of the National Farmer’s Organization. He was an active member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church and was a former church trustee.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Mo. The Rev. Roger Stevens will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at the Philadelphia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Philadelphia Cemetery Association and/or Community Loving Care Hospice.
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