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Obituary for Lester Swaney

William Lester Swaney, 97, Maryville, Missouri died on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his home in Maryville.
Lester was born on March 20, 1915, at Hopkins, Missouri, the son of William Alexander and Pebble Florence (McKee) Swaney. He graduated from Pickering High School in 1933 and from Universal School, Dallas, Texas in 1965. He was united in marriage to Leola Elnora Taylor on April 29, 1939. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Maryville.
He managed Faustiana Farms in Maryville for thirty years, training, showing and racing horses. He retired from this work after suffering serious injuries in a training accident. Following this, he worked for sixteen years as an agent with the Jackson Insurance Agency of Maryville. Lester served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II from 1943-1946, with Headquarters Company, Southeast Asia Command, spending 2 1/2 years overseas.
Lester was a member of the Nodaway County Historical Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Home of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Men's Forum, The American Horse Show Association, United States Trottiing Horse Association , and was a charter member of Heart of America Racing Association, and Pony Express Horse Show Association. He was a past member of the Pickering Lions Club.
Lester was preceded in death by his wife Leola (November 8, 2010), his son Leslie Noel Swaney, two brothers Donald Dean Swaney and Herbert Leon Swaney, two sisters Doris Hall and Maxine Seipel, and his parents.
He is survived by three sisters Helen Doris Muncy, Ruth Hood, and Olive Florence Ashworth.
His body has been willed to medical science.
In accordance with Lester's wishes, no funeral services will be held.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com
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120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
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(660) 582-3176 Price Funeral Home, Inc.
120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com
(660) 582-3176 Price Funeral Home, Inc.
120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com
(660) 582-3176 Price Funeral Home, Inc.
120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com