Marie Knox Swisher

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Marie Knox Swisher, 87, former resident of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Willard Care Center in Willard, Mo. She had recently moved to be near her daughter. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Fulton, Kan., the daughter of George Washington Thayer and Elsie Hazel Linn Thayer. She married Robert William Knox on May 30, 1936, in Buffalo, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1976. She married Donald Swisher and was later divorced.

She was employed for 35 years as a clerk with the Western Insurance Company. She was a member of the Community Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Roberta Ann Roufs, Willard, Mo.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Steven DeMott conducted graveside services today, at 11 a.m., in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.