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Michael Swearingen

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[SEPT. 25, 2006]  Michael E. Swearingen, 62, of Lincoln, formerly of Atlanta, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at 5:07 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery, rural Atlanta.

Mr. Swearingen worked for Olympia High School in the maintenance department and also owned Mike's Sharp-n-All.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

He was born Dec. 1, 1943, in Springfield to Donald "Zeke" and Isabell Walker Swearingen. He married Mary Kindred on May 5, 1993.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; children Hanna (and Kenny) Garrel of Tulsa, Okla., Mary Patricia (and Phil) Jordon of Washburn, Mo., Donald (and Denae) Swearingen of Sand Springs, Okla., Brenda (and Mike) Fink of Beason, Kenny (and Vikki) Hunter of Lincoln, Sharon (and Mike) Bauer of Tulsa, Okla., and Claude Hunter of Bloomington; one sister, Mary (and Bill) Roberts of Bloomington; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and National Rifle Association. He enjoyed the Old West, campfire cooking and chili cook-offs.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor's choice.

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