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Shirley Jean Swarb

The Shawnee News-Star
Shirley Swarb, 85 of Shawnee, died June 24, 2020.

Shirley Jean Swarb was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Samuel Martin Criss and Patricia Mae (Moore) Criss.

Shirley married Luther Eston Swarb on Oct. 31, 1948, in Tishomingo.

Shirley leaves behind two daughters and son-in-law: Valarie and Michael Hunt of Oklahoma City and Deby Thomas of Moore; two sisters: Linda Glenn of Moore and Katy McClure of Keithville, Louisiana; three grandchildren and three step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren; 13 step great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one son-in-law, two brothers and one sister.

She retired in March 1988 from Shawnee Medical Center Hospital as personnel director. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell family stories. Feeding the birds, cooking and gardening kept her busy until her illness robbed her of that ability. Growing good things to eat and beautiful flowers gave her great joy. Shirley loved the Lord, family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 27, in the chapel of Walker Funeral Service, with burial following in Tecumseh Cemetery.