Olivia “Olive” C. Swift, 105, a lifetime McPherson County resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living, McPherson. She was a homemaker.
Olive was born on November 5, 1912, in rural McPherson, KS, the daughter of Sanford and Ellen (Good) Burk. Olive was united in marriage to Clarence “Kelly” A. Johnson in March of 1936. He died January 20, 1964. She later married Leo Swift. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1983.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, McPherson and former member of Windom United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Kitchenette Band and volunteered at Windom Senior Center and Save ‘N Share in McPherson.
Survivors include: three children, Richard (Pat) Johnson of Broken Arrow, OK, Glen Johnson of Iola, KS, and Clarene (Ernest) Smyres of Windom, KS; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; son, Kenneth Black; brother, Bernard Burk; sisters, Hazel Kath and Elsie Hamilton; and grandsons, Eric Johnson and Daniel Smyres.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 22, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, McPherson with Rev. Darren Frazier officiating. The final resting place will be at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or Windom Senior Center in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Olivia Olive Swift please visit our Sympathy Store.