Emily Lou Johnson Swearingen, 84, of Melbourne, IA passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Emily was born August 6, 1928 to George and Blanche (Medaus) Johnson in Klemme, IA. She graduated from Klemme High School 1947 and Evangelical Deaconess Hospital as a RN in 1950. Emily was united in marriage to Carl Swearingen on March 3, 1951. Last year they celebrated 61 wonderful years of marriage! She worked in Surgery and helped open the first recovery room at the hospital (Evangelical Deaconess Hospital). Emily enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, bridge, golf, camping and traveling with friends and family. She cherished time spent with her loving family.
Emily will be missed by her husband, Carl, two children; Sue (Jeff) Dillman, Kirk Swearingen, grandchildren; Jenny (Jason) Wilson, Jessie (Bob) Border, Josh (Nikki) Dillman, great grandchildren; Ava, Colin, Taylor, Jadon, a brother; Robert (Darlene) Brown, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; Dwaine (Josephine) Johnson and Eugene (Virginia) Johnson. Blessed be the memory of Emily Lou (Johnson) Swearingen.