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BRAZIL - Wanda June Swearingen, 88, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, March 12, 2018, at her home. Wanda was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Lawrence County, Ind., the daughter of Alex and Dessie (Talbott) Waugh.
Wanda attended Brazil High School. She married Robert Earl "Beak" Swearingen on Feb. 16, 1951. Wanda worked for Columbia Records, in quality control, for several years. She retired on Jan. 22, 1972.
She was a faithful member of the Brazil First Christian Church since she was a little girl and was a member of the Loyal Berean Sunday School Class. Wanda enjoyed reading. She was an avid reader of the Bible and daily devotionals. She was a prayer warrior for her family and friends. She volunteered her time and resources for Rich Carmicheal at Herald of His Coming. Wanda loved cooking and will be forever remembered for her noodles and pie crust. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and listening to music, especially her old record collection.
In addition to her parents, Alex and Dessie Waugh; she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl "Beak" Swearingen; a son, Steve Swearingen; and a dear friend Betty Rea Drake.
Survivors include her son, Robert and wife Paula Swearingen of Brazil; grandchildren, Ryan Swearingen and wife Jennifer of Brazil, Danny Swearingen and wife Ashley of Terre Haute; stepchildren, Ashley Iverson and husband James of Terre Haute, Jayson Smith and wife Lisa of Terre Haute and Michael Smith of West Terre Haute; great-grandchildren; Zach, Luke, Emily, Ava, and Eli; step great-grandchildren: Aden, Mia, Kaitelen, Ally, Madalyn, Jacob, Nikki, Karyzma, Kara; step great-great-grandchildren, Avah and Melanie; as well as many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Lawson - Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Ind., 47834, on Friday, March 17, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home, on Saturday, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Christian Church 1875 US-40, Brazil, IN 47834; or Herald of His Coming, P.O. Box 279, Seelyville, IN 47878. To light a candle in her memory visit:
Published on March 13, 2018
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