Paul Swezy

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Paul Swezy, 91, of Holden, Mo., died Thursday, June 27 at home.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, July 1 at Lone Jack Baptist Church, in Lone Jack, Mo. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will be in Salem Cemetery in Grain Valley under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home, Holden.
Mr. Swezy was born in Bates City, Mo., on March 3, 1922, a son of Walter F. and Clara (Hegnaur) Swezy. He had lived in Grain Valley, Mo., and Lee’s Summit, Mo., before moving to Holden 10 years ago. He was a builder of custom homes and a member of Lone Jack Baptist Church.
Following service with the U.S. Army 5th Engineers in Europe during World War II, he married Eleanor Jane Bupte on Oct. 17, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo.
He leaves his wife, Eleanor Swezy, of the home; one son, Ronald Dean Swezy, of Lake Lotawana, Mo.; three daughters, Vernie Jo Tenant, of Cheyene, Wyo.; Vera Jean Swezy-Feeler, of Ft. Worth, Texas; and Velta Joy Menke, of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Homer Swezy, of Adrian, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Clyde and Elmer Swezy, and by one sister, Ethel Stamnitz.