Ruth E. Swartz, 95, of Independence, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Carmel Hills Healthcare in Independence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Slater City Cemetery with Rev. David L. Duncan officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to Slater City Cemetery.
Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Slater, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Daisy Mae Jones Jackson. On May 14, 1938, in Sedalia, she married William D. Swartz, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1979. She worked for Rice-Stix Factory in Slater and as a seamstress before moving to Independence.
She is survived by one daughter, Billie Gayle Roslev, of Independence; one grandson; one great-grandson; two brothers, Wayne Jackson, of Independence and Wilbur Jackson, of Kite, Ga. and one sister, Marietta Childers, of Slater.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by by four brothers, Albert Lee Jackson, John L. Jackson Jr., V.D. Jackson and Leon Jackson and two sisters, Daisy June Kivett and Anna Marie Giger.