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Seiling News Record, Seiling, Oklahoma, Thursday, May 7, 1970 - Josephine Swann..Obituary

Josephine Alice Abbott was born to Henry C. and Laurissa Abbott on April 27, 1888 and died in the Seiling Nursing Home on April 29, 1970 at the age of 82 years and 2 days.

Josie was born in Barker County, Kansas and moved with her family to Oklahoma in 1889. She was united in marriage to Rev. J. W. Swann in 1910 and three children were born to this union.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1925 and has lived in Seiling since that time. She has been a member of the congregation of the Seiling Friends Church, but has retained her membership in the Woodward Free Methodist Church, and has dedicated her life to the work of the church.

Josie is survived by three children, Melvin Bryon Swann of Miami, Flordia; Mildred Swann Bensch of Seiling; and John L. Swann of Lynchburg, Virginia, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; she is also survived by one brother, Frank Abbott of Chester, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, May 1 at the Seilng Friends Church. Burial was in Brumfield Cemetery with Redinger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.