Glen Earl Swaim, 89 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at The Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs, MO surrounded by family.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Burial with military rites will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, MO. Memorials are suggested to the VFW 5675 in Odessa, MO. Memories of Glen and condolences for his family may be left at www.ralphojones.com
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Glen was born on July 21, 1929 in Hale, MO to Clyde and Cora (Humphreys) Swaim. He graduated from Hale High School in 1947. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy and served from September 7, 1950 to July 2, 1954. During that time he served in the Korean War and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp. On November 7, 1953 he married Helen (Lavigne) Swaim, and she passed on December 6, 1999. On April 14, 2003 Glen married Beulah (LaBlanc) Thibodeaux and she passed on November 2, 2014. He retired from the US Post Office in Independence, MO after 26 years as a Building Engineer. Glen was a Lifetime Member of the Odessa VFW Post 5675, American Legion and the Tin Can Sailor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Neidel, Cheryl Wallen and husband Jeff and Donna Robinson and husband Marty, all of Odessa, MO; seven grandchildren, Cicily Hoover, Andy Neidel, Lacey Bartlett, Emilie Laky, Whitney Scott, Shirley Wallen and Patrick Laky; five great grandchildren; one brother, Ernie Swaim of Bella Vista, Arkansas; and one niece and two nephews.
In addition to his parents and wives, Glen was preceded in death by a son Dennis Lee Swaim and two brothers, Louis and Bill Swaim.